Google GIS Tidbits
Google has updated the Nicaragua/Costa Rica border that became important last year when a former military leader from Nicaragua took hold of a bit of land he claimed was owned by the country. After negotiations failed, "Costa Rica filed a lawsuit against Nicaragua with the International Court of Justice in The Hague, which handed down its interim decision on March 8, 2011, for Nicaragua to remove its troops and stop environmental damage of the area."
Google is ending its support for Places QR codes which were being trialled in a few cities. It appears NFC will be the technology of choice.
Google's Street View mapping service infringes privacy, a Switzerland's Federal Administrative Court has ruled. Google must blur all faces, license plates, and ensure the complete anonymity of people near sensitive facilities.