The China-India data error explained

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 6:20 PM


Recently, as part of a routine data update to maps.google.com, we inadvertently added Chinese language names to some locations in Arunachal Pradesh that were previously unlabeled or labeled with English language Indian place names.

The data was published accidentally in an unintended form. As soon as we discovered this, we reverted
maps.google.com back to its original state. We'd like to make it clear that we at no point meant to indicate support for one country's view over another.