Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan State Land and Cartography Committee observed that Google has distorted geographical names in Azerbaijan’s map (on Google Maps). Chief of topography, geodesy and cartography department of the Committee, Rafig Huseynli, said that it will appeal to Google to amend those names.
Huseynli stressed that such cases happened several times and the Committee reported these incidents to the National Security Ministry and other relevant government agencies as well. He added that even Microsoft is showing Azerbaijani territory with Armenian names.
In Google Maps, Fuzuli region is shown as – Varanda, Zangilan-Kovsakan, Kalbajar – Karvachar, Aghdam – Akna, Gubadli – Sanasar, center of Lachin region – Berdzor, Jabrayil – Jrakan in www.maps.google.com. Khankendi located in Nagorno Karabakh is shown as Stepanakert, Agdere – Mardakert, Khojavend – Martuni.