7 de Marzo 2007
Google Earth has a Nazi-era Mountain Name in Germany
Residents in Germany have discovered there are some legacy label issues with the "Geographic Features" layer in Google Earth. Spiegel Online (in German) reports that apparently someone noticed a mountain was labeled "Adof Hitler-Berg". The Nazi-era names like this were purged from Germany's maps and databases after the war. But, apparently some of the US databases still have the old names. According to a 64 year-old resident of the area, the mountain has not had the old name for as long as he can remember. A representative from Google says in the article that the label will be fixed with the next update to the layers in about 2 weeks. You can see the bad label here , by turning on the "Geographic Features" layer (if Google hasn't already changed it).
In Google's defense, they have a huge challenge in gathering data describing virtually everything on Earth, processing terabytes of information, and attempting to avoid volatile issues (e.g. border disputes). Language translation issues make it even more difficult. I think the main point here is that Google is sharing the data, and if they discover issues they should address it as quickly as they can. If you see something in the default layers of Google Earth which is incorrect, you can report the problem at the Data Discussions forum. Thanks to GEB reader Frederic for the tip on this story.
Enviado por FrankTaylor at 7 de Marzo 2007 a las 08:04 AM
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