SANTIAGO The Chilean government wants Google to
fix its Earth geographical search program that places a village
named after Chilean independence hero Bernardo O'Higgins in
The satellite image shows Villa O'Higgins, a tiny hamlet
1,000 miles (1,600 km) south of the Chilean capital, Santiago,
on the Argentine side of the border.
"Chile has asked for this to be rectified, and it can only
be hoped they do it soon," a Foreign Ministry spokesman in
Santiago told Reuters on Saturday. He declined to say when the
complaint was filed.
Chile and Argentina share the southern cone of South
America, where the border between the two nations runs through
a complex landscape of islands, fjords and mountains.
The two countries nearly went to war in the late 1970s over
ownership of remote islands in the south. The dispute was
resolved with the intervention of the Pope.
"We have received the request and are working with our
partners to get more precise data for the region," said Google
spokeswoman Megan Quinn.
"We're constantly working to improve the quality and
accuracy of our maps. This is an ongoing process as we receive
new information from third party data providers and as names
and borders around the world continue to evolve," Quinn said.