Persian Gulf


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Taking the Geopolitical Fight Over Google Maps to the Street

Taking the Geopolitical Fight Over Google Maps to the Street

Advocates for the Persian Gulf have taken their fight about Google’s refusal to name the gulf between Iran and the Arab Gulf states on Google Maps to the streets of Los Angeles.  NPR’s Which Way, LA? blog has noticed the proliferation of pro-Persian Gulf billboards around Los Angeles, proclaiming “It is […]

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The Politics of Google’s Mapping

The Politics of Google’s Mapping

Being one of the world’s leading online web mapping service means also trying to walk the impossible tightrope between the political bickering of countries.  More than a few times has Google found itself in the middle of a maelstrom involving the geopolitical delineations and labels shown in Google Maps and […]