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Nicaraguan Army Uses Google Maps, Accidentally Invades Costa Rica

Apparently, a Nicaraguan military commander led his troops into Costa Rican territory because he was following Google Maps. Once there, the Nicaraguan team supposedly replaced a Costa Rican flag with a Nicaraguan flag, cleaned up a river, then dumped the river’s sediment onto Costa Rican land. The real story, you know, aside from the whole invasion thing: Military commanders apparently use Google Maps.

Search Engine Land points out that the border, which was incorrectly represented on Google Maps, was actually correctly drawn on Bing Maps. (Editor’s note: Bing is currently running advertising on Geekosystem.com.)

The maps compared: (via Search Engine Land)

(Search Engine Land via Techdirt)

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