Preah Vihear and Google – a roundup

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Remember last month when Cambodia complained to Google about its incorrect maps at the Preah Vihear border? Ogle Earth has a nice roundup about the disputed maps and a little background to the border spat. I found it quite interesting that when the temple was awarded to Cambodia by the ICJ, Thailand didn’t lower the flagpole flying over Preah Vihear and dug out the flagpole – with flag still flying – and moved the pole into Thai territory a kilometre away.

Where does Google stand on the Thai-Cambodian border at Preah Vihear Temple?
Ogle Earth, 07 Feb 2010 (via Changwat, Amphoe, Tambon)
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Cambodia complains about inaccurate Google map of Preah Vihear

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Cambodia files a complaint against Google for placing more than half of Preah Vihear into Thai territory. Google has responded that they will look into the matter, and here’s a picture taken off Google Maps on Wednesday (10 Feb 2010).

Cambodia rebukes Google over disputed Thai border map
AFP, via Channel NewsAsia, 06 February 2010

Google to review Cambodian map over Preah Vihear Temple
Xinhua, 10 February 2010

Google says it will look into complaint from Cambodia that border map with Thailand is wrong
AFP, via Baltimore Sun, 10 February 2010

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