Thursday, January 28, 2010

Threat from the Google mapping party

The Home Department is enquiring whether there could be any real threat from the Google mapping party, which is proposed to be held here on February 5.

Director-General of Police (Intelligence) Siby Mathews had submitted a report to the Department saying that the high resolution maps, which the mapping party proposed to enrich with local data on roads, important places and buildings, could aid terrorists.

A top official of the Home Department said the Department would seek the opinion of the Information Technology and Revenue departments before taking a decision on the concerns expressed by its Intelligence wing.

Several officials of the Kerala Land Information Mission under the Revenue Department have registered for participation in the mapping party.

Officials of several other government agencies have also registered for participation in their individual capacities.

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