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China has announced it will come down hard on "mapping websites and other online geographical information" which it believes may pose a threat to national security. The official China Daily said that "eight government agencies, including the foreign ministry, are to tighten supervision of geographical information available …

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Joke

Is this why we can't get OS maps for free.

Its to stop the terrorists bombing London.

Quick, hide the underground maps.

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Anonymous Coward

so

alot like the yanks pulling images from google and the like.

Big woop.

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Alternate maps

Try:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/

Although it needs work... Near where I live isn't bad, but around Penzance there's certainly quite a lot missing.

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Anonymous Coward

So what

Most UK MoD sites are not on any civillian maps. Next time you dirve past a big site look at your map and it will all be white....

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Anonymous Coward

What do you mean so what?

Only the US and UK are allowed to censor such sites. How dare the Chinese or Indians or whoever do this?

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Black Helicopters

@So what

So now we know where they are, its the white bits!!!

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Happy

Maybe it's a Friday

but does anyone like the phrase 'illicit cartography'?

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Gates Horns

Yahoo maps?

I suppose this is why they'll block the Microsoft consumption of Yahoo...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/28/technology/28yahoo.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Microsoft’s hostile-takeover attempt against Yahoo may encounter an unexpected hurdle in August after a Chinese antimonopoly law takes effect that will extend the nation’s economic influence far beyond its borders.

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Coat

Some things are being removed from maps in the orient?

Would that be a Chinese takeaway?

Mine' s the one with the leaking carton of wonton soup in the pocket.

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Paris Hilton

OS maps

I Agree hide them...

I have tried using maps i bought in Florida (about Florida) and they are usless when compared to what i expect from a map.

Give the USA maps out every one will be safe

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