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Here are the 32 countries Google Maps won’t draw borders around - Quartz

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India is especially sensitive about the representation of its borders. InDecember 2005 and later in November 2013, the country admonished Google for showing Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as part of Pakistan in various Google products. A recent report by the US Department of Defense made the same cartographic choice, catching the attention of Indian media.

In an email to Quartz a Google spokesperson said the company is “committed to providing our users with the richest, most up-to-date maps possible,” and that it uses multiple resources to decide how to depict political areas.

Here is the complete list of countries that are not highlighted on Google Maps, according to an analysis by Quartz:

Why Japan?

Also I'm still not understanding why Google won't draw borders.

Are there that many borders under dispute?

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