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April 13th, 2013
Putting People on the Map

Last week, the Survey of India (SOI), the mapping arm of the government, filed a police complaint against Google’s ‘Mapathon’ — the first ever mapping competition in India. It alleged that Google, which had invited Indian participants to add their local knowledge to existing maps, “is likely to jeopardise national security interest and violate the National Map Policy.” It also threatened participants with potential breach of rules. In response, Google has stood its ground and said its activities are well within the rules. Read More