Nicaragua invades Costa Rica due to Google Maps error

Wendig0

TechSpot Paladin
Guest said:
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.
This sounds like professional political spin to me... Hmmm... Then again, I have never visited either country, much less the area in question, though it still sounds like a fishy story to me.
 
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LOL, the was funny, may be Nicaragua can sue Google for this mistake, since they are talking about take this problem the International Court.
 

lawfer

TechSpot Paladin
compu4 said:
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
I really hate to play the role of a grammar policeman, but, in your last sentence you missed a period.

See what I did there?
 

LookinAround

Ex Tech Spotter
Hmmm......

Someone should inform the Nicarguan army of the standard disclaimer: Check before you blindly follow directions from your nav system (or, in this case, google maps!). Maybe someone could post some signs for 'em similar to this

<Darn! I can't post images here. I guess you'll all just have to click!>
 
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Nicaragua was never Guanacaste, Guanacaste Costa Rica decided to join on her own, read a little history. Costa Rica does not want the rio san juan, you just want to stop cutting down trees and pull sediments in Costa Rican territory
 
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Nicaragua eliminated its own official maps!!!

http://www.ineter.gob.ni/Direcciones/Geodesia/SeccionMapas/Mapas.html
 
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funny as it seems unfortunately this article has nothing to do with the reality.
First of all, how can a former commander command an army to invade a piece of land?
Eden Pastora was a commander in the revolution in the 70's, but haven't since had a position in the Nicaraguan army.
So him saying that he ordered "his" army to invade because of google maps makes no sense at all...
besides the central american court has just ruled in favour of Nicaragua in a case against Costa Rica concerning the piece of land "occupied" by Nicaragua in the Rio San Juan area.
 
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this is a serious matter, would have been your country, It'd be no laughing or mocing matter.....it is obsecence from military to do this, specially when thet "military" is a bunch of starved, unducated, chovinist ignorang brutts who find manhood on the barrel of a gun...
 
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Hahaha... a former guerrilero leader ... hahaha...

the best and most actualized map on Rio San Juan in cooperation with the city friendship Nuremberg - San Carlos on the

www.mapas-naturismo.com
 
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this is really funny and crazy the nicaraguan politicians seem to be as inept as Eden Pastora, erasing their own maps ?¡?=)=?, it really points to the fact that they did make a mistake and don´t want to accept it, really, anyone can be a politician, the dummer you are the better, poor nicaraguans ROFL
 
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The Nicaraguan army has just made a state of the art upgrade to Bing Maps hahaha
 

stan4

TS Rookie
Notas de un Nicaragüense.

1- Too bad techspot joined Costa Rica in their campaign for destroying our country's reputation, with misinformation and mocking.

2- The cleaning of our River is not being carried by our army, it is part of a touristic development project carried on by private enterprises; the plan is to restore the caudal of the river to allow ships to enter from the sea right into the great lake.

3- The CostaRicans are envous and affraid of the touristic and economical growth that the Nicaragua Canal would bring us. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua_Canal
 
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The official maps of Costa Rica and Nicaragua say that this area belongs to Costa Rica. I have both maps.
 
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I actually work for Google and find some of the comments on this page mean and nasty - how are we supposed to know where the border is if we are not allowed into the area - guesswork ? anyway - who really cares ?
 

peteyhawkins

TS Rookie
That's great! Just really fortunate they did not run into the costa rica military and have a firefight, otherwise there would be another war.
 

lawfer

TechSpot Paladin
Guest said:
I actually work for Google and find some of the comments on this page mean and nasty - how are we supposed to know where the border is if we are not allowed into the area - guesswork ? anyway - who really cares ?

That is a lie. You don't need to be allowed into the area in order to graph important landscapes such as country borders. Microsoft uses satellite images that it then converts into the image you see in the article, so that it remains as accurate as possible with the real thing. Or they use official, native maps of the area to accurately represent landscapes and/or places' names that a satellite imagine can't. That's also what Google does, most of the time that is.

So yeah, you do work for Google, but at home right?
 
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Stan4:
Costaricans have nothing to envy Nicaragua. There are more than half a million Nicaraguans that have emigrated to Costa Rica because they can work there, have free education and free health services. Their families (that still are in Nicaragua) can make their living because of the money they receive regularly from their relatives in Costa Rica. Nicaraguans come and work hard in my country because there are more opportunities for them and they also benefit from that.
Why should we envy Nicaragua then?