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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Global Positioning Tech Inspires Do-It-Yourself Mapping Project
"'Trap' streets, phantom churches, and typos are just some of the dangers travelers might face when navigating the streets of Great Britain.

That's because, unlike in the United States, the British government holds copyright on the data it produces—including maps—and it licenses that data mostly to corporate buyers.

In rare cases, corporate map producers have added a ghost or two to the government's data: nuggets of false information known as Easter eggs that serve as clues for protecting copyrights."


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