How Google Deals with Disputed Borders and Place Names

Google explains “the principles we follow in designing our mapping products, particularly as they apply to disputed regions” — e.g., when two countries disagree about what a body of water is named or where a boundary is disputed. “That can mean providing multiple claim lines (e.g. the Syrian and Israeli lines in the Golan Heights), multiple names (e.g. two names separated by a slash: ‘Londonderry / Derry’), or clickable political annotations with short descriptions of the issues (e.g. the annotation for ‘Arunachal Pradesh,’ currently in Google Earth only; see blog post about disputed seas).” Via ogleearth.

Previously: Google and Disputed Place Names.