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Nicaragua invades Costa Rica due to Google Maps error

By Emil
Nov 4, 2010
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  1. compu4

    compu4 TS Rookie Posts: 46

    I really hate to play the role of a grammar policeman, but the author of this article used the word apparently incorrectly. Apparently is used to classify that which seems to be but may not be. That map is most certainly erroneous. Ergo, apparently is not the appropriate word. The word evidently is used to classify that which seems to be and is.

    Evidently is the more appropriate word, and it should be used in this case
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    I guess my wife was right..."big sweaty mens never stop for directions"

    Then please don't. Leave that to Captaincranky.

    Well that's the question.
     
  3. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    google maps: secretly conspiring to kill us all. either one at a time, like the guy who got directed off a cliff, or by starting wars.
     
  4. THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE of the peaceful people of Costa Rica.
    because they have no army. in any other country that would be*cause for war
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,818   +922

    Entonces El General deci, "quitanos de sus juegos eroticos, vamos a machar para Costa Rica"...!
     
  6. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    Poor Costa Rica, a peacefuller nation with no army surrounded by bullies...
     
  7. Geary

    Geary TS Rookie

    Makes you wonder if any of our own military use Google Maps for navigation regularly...
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,818   +922

    "Grandes hombes sudados nunca parar a pedir para las direcciones" Si, eso es correcto. Y tambiem, ellos nunca parar abrillando de sus pistolas. Si no lo hechan, estaria mujeres.
     
  9. just an observation on the original post: Nicaragua invades Costa Rica due.....
    I am afraid that the San Juan River doesn´t go to the gulf of mexico but to the caribean sea
     
  10. ReMonster

    ReMonster TS Rookie

    I find it amusing that Costa Rica blaims this on Google and not their incompetent military.
     
  11. And that's why Costa Rica doesn't have an ARMY, it tends to make people stupid xD
     
     
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90


    hombres sudorosos en el bosque en los vestidos, un nuevo realidad mostrar...patrocinado por google

    ...was i even close?:haha:
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,818   +922

    Well Emil, he's got you on that one. As inaccurate as the maps may be, they clearly show the San Juan River, going to the Caribbean.
     
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,818   +922

    Y que lo que piensate que los hombres sudorosos han mostrado a los trajabadores de "Google Vista de Calle"?

    Yo lo temo que perdias la bromita, "abrillando de sus pistolas", y mientras cantando, "Y-M-C-A".


    There is another issue as yet unaddressed. The article lists the OIC as;
    Now here's my question, "was Pastora fired for this, or is this his own army"?
     
  15. Bing it, don't bring it.
     
  16. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 546

    It is fail, they should have double checked with another map, or at least have there own maps, They are the military can they not afford basic maps??
     
  17. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    I wonder if countries actually check Google maps for disupted borders.
     
  18. Mushroom

    Mushroom TS Rookie Posts: 32

    what kind of military goes off of an online google map?
     
  19. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 157

    awesome!! internet wins again lol
     
  20. Timonius

    Timonius TS Booster Posts: 584   +33

    Wow, that truly is scary the power that information can hold on people.
     
  21. I wonder what is worst, believing everything you read or military forces using google maps to navigate...
     
  22. So here we can see the stupidity in a stupid goverment... Daniel Ortega and company are looking to avoid the attention of their own internal problems, so they try to make problems agains Costa Rica and try to be the "Heroes" for next elections season on 2011... But at the end they are showing how stupid they are... seriously use a google map ????
     
  23. This is wrong information. This article contains erroneous information, to try to provoke a negative impression at international level on what is happening in the Nicaraguan San Juan river. Nicaragua Government is conducting a dredging in the San Juan River covered in the judgement of the International Court of Justice (Haya) which gives full and sovereignty over the river and its islands. Costa Ricans only have the right of navigation. Costa Rica border begins on the right bank of the River in navigable State, so the army Nicaragua is located in territory nicaraguense.

    If either set the map more closer to reality (Bing's) displays River as the border between the two countries, the nicaraguan army is located on a small island in the san Juan River, so never crossed into territory of Costa Rica.

    So there hasen't been such thing as a INVATION.

    Side inside bar, facing the lagoon of Harbour Head is landmark, a sort of almost two meters which is discovered in the midst of a coconut palizada concrete Obelisk.

    This landmark, the same as the milestone 1 is 300 metres from the sea, were placed decades ago and are confirmation of the dividing line, which according to treaty Jerez - Cañas and paths Cleveland and Alexander Awards century and a half ago, continues along the lagoon of Harbour Head until the first barrel then continues towards the South Bank of the San Juan River.

    Provisional army Nicaragua base is 300 meters North of the Obelisk on the sand stretches for two kilometres and joins the drain to the sea of the San Juan River bar.

    There remains hoisted the blue and white flag of the country. The lagoon of Harbour Head is a body of Virgin water, surrounded by trees, where some fishermen of San Juan of Nicaragua arrive.

    By the southern edge of the Lake, beside the tico, looming palizada coconuts and a few ranches that these days are uninhabited. Along that edge of the lagoon becomes the first pipeline which speaking Awards Cleveland, written by engineer Alexander, century and a half ago, and served to define the border between the two countries.

    At that point rises another flag blue and white. Other times, assumes that spout was going to give directly to the San Juan River, and then from there, up to several miles before the Castle, the right side of San Juan in navigable State, mark the border. However, constant silting of decades would have covered much of the spout that now with the dredger is expected to recover to restore the real dividing line.

    At the entrance of the spout is Frot trees, the same as the output. He is estimated that approximately 800 metres will be cleaned to restore that spout, according to what you said Edén Pastora, responsible for dredging project.

    Cord Frot, trees so far, covers an area of more than fifty meters. That is what Costa Rica has denounced as environmental damage to its territory, however, according to the landmark, Nicaraguan territory. Environmental impact study that allotted the Ministry of natural resources and environment (Marena) said that the effects are minimal.
     
  24. This is wrong information. This article contains erroneous information, to try to provoke a negative impression at international level on what is happening in the Nicaraguan San Juan river. Nicaragua Government is conducting a dredging in the San Juan River covered in the judgement of the International Court of Justice (Haya) which gives full and sovereignty over the river and its islands. Costa Ricans only have the right of navigation. Costa Rica border begins on the right bank of the River in navigable State, so the army Nicaragua is located in territory nicaraguense.

    If either set the map more closer to reality (Bing's) displays River as the border between the two countries, the nicaraguan army is located on a small island in the san Juan River, so never crossed into territory of Costa Rica.

    So there hasen't been such thing as a INVATION.

    Side inside bar, facing the lagoon of Harbour Head is landmark, a sort of almost two meters which is discovered in the midst of a coconut palizada concrete Obelisk.

    This landmark, the same as the milestone 1 is 300 metres from the sea, were placed decades ago and are confirmation of the dividing line, which according to treaty Jerez - Cañas and paths Cleveland and Alexander Awards century and a half ago, continues along the lagoon of Harbour Head until the first barrel then continues towards the South Bank of the San Juan River.

    Provisional army Nicaragua base is 300 meters North of the Obelisk on the sand stretches for two kilometres and joins the drain to the sea of the San Juan River bar.

    There remains hoisted the blue and white flag of the country. The lagoon of Harbour Head is a body of Virgin water, surrounded by trees, where some fishermen of San Juan of Nicaragua arrive.

    By the southern edge of the Lake, beside the tico, looming palizada coconuts and a few ranches that these days are uninhabited. Along that edge of the lagoon becomes the first pipeline which speaking Awards Cleveland, written by engineer Alexander, century and a half ago, and served to define the border between the two countries.

    At that point rises another flag blue and white. Other times, assumes that spout was going to give directly to the San Juan River, and then from there, up to several miles before the Castle, the right side of San Juan in navigable State, mark the border. However, constant silting of decades would have covered much of the spout that now with the dredger is expected to recover to restore the real dividing line.

    At the entrance of the spout is Frot trees, the same as the output. He is estimated that approximately 800 metres will be cleaned to restore that spout, according to what you said Edén Pastora, responsible for dredging project.

    Cord Frot, trees so far, covers an area of more than fifty meters. That is what Costa Rica has denounced as environmental damage to its territory, however, according to the landmark, Nicaraguan territory. Environmental impact study that allotted the Ministry of natural resources and environment (Marena) said that the effects are minimal.
     
  25. Ortega and Pastora didn't consider their own official maps edited by INETER. http://www.ineter.gob.ni/
    If you look at the official topo map 3448-1 San Juan del Norte, you will notice that the territory is fully Costa Rican area.
    "Pura vida", grettings from Costa Rica!
     


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