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Sunday January 12, 2014

Google’s Map Goof Strikes an Offensive Chord in Germany

Well at least Google has proved that making mapping errors is not limited to Apple by a long shot. The name of Hitler in Germany these days is still a no-no and how the name change got past Google censors and editors so easily is still a mystery. The name change was corrected after only several days of public exposure.

One would think that a change of this magnitude, especially involving the name of a rather taboo subject in Germany (to this day), would catch the attention of one of Google's volunteer moderators who would summarily reject the change. Not so, in this case.