Monday, March 24, 2014

Yandex Gives Crimea to Russia, OpenStreetMap Plays Both Sides, American Online Map Services Side with Ukraine

Russian search engine giant has given the Crimean peninsula to Russia.

However the English-language version of Yandex still has the peninsula under Ukrainian control.

OpenStreetMap has the label "Autonomous Republic of Crimea" in Ukrainian and "Republic of Crimea" in Russia thus acknowledging both sides.

Click to enlarge to see both labels.
Meanwhile the American online mapping giants Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo all have the Crimea under Ukrainian control.

1 comment:

Ilya Zverev said...

Actually that was a temporary glitch on OSM. Right now Crimea is in Ukraine, the second label was deleted. See this OSM diary entry for an elaboration.