Google has done it Again: Open StreetMap Gives Kashmir To China, Pakistan

Google was recently under fire for displaying PoK as part of Pakistan on the Google Maps. The issue was raised by the minister of state for communications and IT Sachin Pilot. Google seemingly responded and amended the map, giving Kashmir back to India.Katonda  discovered that OpenStreetMap has gone a few miles further and chopped the North Eastern part of Jammu Kashmir from India and shown it as part of China. The North-Western part of Kashmir has been shown as part of Pakistan, along with Azad Kashmir. POK is shown within the political borders of Pakistan.

TOI had earlier reported about the Google Maps matter that “The ministry wrote to the website that maps available through showed certain parts of J&K as part of a different country. The notice also informed that wrongful depiction of Indian map could attract action under Sections 69A and 79 of the IT Act.”

Common Wealth Games are around its about time Indian map get fixed on the OpenStreetMap.

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The maps are created using data from portable GPS devices, aerial photography, other free sources or simply from local knowledge. Both rendered images and the vector graphics are available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence.


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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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