Google Maps almost caused a war between Nicaragua and Costa Rica back in 2010, so it’s clear that border disputes are a sensitive issue. Earlier this year, the Washington Post revealed Google’s unique way to appease all sides — it shows alternative versions of disputed borders to different sides — and now there’s a website that visualizes the differences.
Disputed Territories — a product of a recent Knight-Mozilla-MIT hackday, which was first noted by Quartz — shows the various iterations of sensitive borders, such as Crimea, by comparing them side-by-side.
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If you’re a maps or politics geek, or simply just the curious type, it’s well worth a look.