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Google Maps Erases Publically Owned Open Spaces

Where's the green?
September 23, 2016, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"If you looked at Google Maps this week, you might have noticed something strange: less green," reports Erin Ross.

"Typically, mint green highlights designate publicly owned wild spaces on Google's maps. But as of this writing, some of those public lands have gone gray," according to Ross. "Many of the missing parks are national forests, but some are state forests, Bureau of Land Management recreation areas, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas." Spaces of all shapes, sizes, and geographic location have disappeared.

For those willing to boycott Google Maps for this travesty, Ross notes that Apple Maps is also experiencing inaccuracies.

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Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in NPR
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