Terrorism Cited In Suppression Of Online Maps

<p>Online maps showing everything from city streets to gas lines and fire hydrants are increasingly available. Government officials have limited the availability of infrastructure maps due to their possible use by terrorists.</p>
October 8, 2007, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"With Google Earth and GPS, people have grown accustomed to online maps of whatever they're searching for. But the boom in digital mapping has run into an obstacle. Some government officials are refusing to release electronic maps of what they call 'critical infrastructure,' such as water mains and fire hydrants."

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Published on Monday, October 8, 2007 in NPR
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