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Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furor

Jul 14, 2015 - 11:37 AM

The Google Maps website on Tuesday July 14 referred to the rich fishing ground – a subject of a case lodged by the Philippines at an international arbitration tribunal – by its international name Scarborough Shoal

'NEUTRAL' LABEL. Scarborough Shoal on Google Maps. Screen grab from Google Maps

Power is spatial

Sep 07, 2014 - 12:24 PM

In maps power becomes geographical truth

MENTAL MAPS. A compilation of mental maps drawn by David Garcia’s Geography 1 students in 2011. Those highlighted in yellow were the most peculiar.

New PH map to include 'West PH Sea,' EEZ

Jan 16, 2013 - 9:28 PM

The new PH map featuring West PH Sea and the EEZ comes after China s published its own charts claiming 130 islands in the South China Sea

'WEST PH SEA' NOW ON MAP. The new official map of the Philippines will include not only the new name for the Philippine-claimed parts of the South China Sea but also the EEZ contested by China

Missing Pacific island riddle solved: researcher

Dec 03, 2012 - 2:54 PM

A New Zealand researcher Monday December 3 claimed to have solved the riddle of a mystery South Pacific island shown on Google Earth and world maps which does not exist blaming a whaling ship from 1876