South Korea Not Pleased With Google Maps

    September 1, 2005

Apparently, Google’s satellite mapping technology is working a little too well for the comfort of the South Korean leadership structure.

According to ABC News, the South Koreans has plans to talk with the US government about how Google’s satellite service displays images of military bases and the Presidential blue house. Apparently, the South Korean government is concerned these images could be used by the North Korea, who is still technically at war with its southern counterpart.

North Korea’s primary nuclear research facility at Yongbyon is also viewable using Google’s map service. South Korean newspaper reports confirm government officials are feeling these concerns. Google has not officially responded to these reports.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.