Turn left at the next tank

December 8, 2010
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I was a bit disappointed with the look of the satellite mapping system China has launched to rival Google Maps (see how I kept my nearly uncontrollable giggling and snorts of derision from taking over there).

Google and China haven’t been the best of friends since last year’s hack attack that originated from China. Google withdrew its search from mainland China and so the bunfight expanded.

It’s been a tetchy relationship at best: Google’s YouTube video site and Picasa (for photos) are blocked in China and Google docs isn’t always easy to access.

Anyway, China’s Map World  is up and running with controlled images available to controlled areas. Because China likes to have control.

I’m expecting it’ll be something along the lines of an outline of China with key locations marked (students, tanks, shit that can be run over and places that don’t need human rights).

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2 Responses to Turn left at the next tank

  1. Tracie Rolfe-Collins on December 8, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Hand over your identity at the next ambush….thank-you for visiting China 🙂

  2. Jillian Allison-Aitken on December 9, 2010 at 12:50 am

    makes you appreciate just how good we have it here.

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