Congratulations NASA World Wind development team — you have just logged your very first official complaint regarding your app’s country borders:
APA’s Europe bureau reports the regional map presented by NASA, which has created analogue of Google Earth program on www.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov, shows Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic as territory of Armenia. This mistake was not in the Google Earth program. Taking into account that NASA is a state agency, this is a quite a serious mistake.
This must amount to something like coming of age for a mapping application — having one’s data offend far-away nationalists with chips on their shoulders.
3 thoughts on “NASA World Wind comes of age”
First? Hah! I quit counting at 10000 complaints 2 years ago. Mostly between Arab states and a certain country they don’t like very much.
Covered here: http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/World_Wind_FAQ#Borders_are_in_the_wrong_place.2C_fix_them.21
Mainly.. it is not a “hot potato” issue and as the FAQ states.. ANYONE can fix it. Though it is not an easy fix.. which os probably why no one has.
But first official? Naaaa, that is just a news site.
Yeah we have a lot of these type of complaints, but the borders data was not created by the World Wind team it was imported from the ‘CIA World DataBank II’.
Yes, but this is an _official_ news agency. That’s a step up.
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