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Anyone wanting to learn about where $1 billion in U.S. aid is going is in luck; although the info might have been more relevant when Russian tanks were still rolling around, Google’s finally added some data to its maps of Georgia.

Before this move, Georgian cities and roads were unlabeled.  Conspiracy theorists latched onto this fact as proof of some sort of censorship/deal with Russia/sign of the apocalypse.  Google contended that it was simply not launching coverage until it had a reasonable amount of data.

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Now, although some details are still absent, Dave Barth writes on the LatLong Blog that Google Maps users will "see labels for cities, and as you zoom into the map more labels will appear for smaller towns."

Also, "Remember that you can get additional information about an area by turning on the Photos or Wikipedia layers (look for the ‘More…’ button in the upper-right corner of the map).  I find the Photos layer to be particularly helpful in getting a feel for a place that I’ve never visited."

So go take a gander at the country whose leaders thought it wise to provoke something over 200 times its size.  Google’s promised to display additional information as it becomes available.

Georgia Info Added To Google Maps
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