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The First Google Maps War

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Disputed border Nicaragua Costa Rica

Credit: Joe Burgess/The New York Times

Did Google Maps almost cause a war in 2010? On Nov. 3 of that year, Edén Pastora, the Nicaraguan official tasked with dredging the Rio San Juan, justified his country's incursion into neighboring Costa Rica's territory by claiming that, contrary to the customary borderline, he wasn't trespassing at all.

From The New York Times
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