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Misinterpretation of India’s borderline on OSM

US: OpenStreetMap (OSM) is showing North Eastern part of Jammu Kashmir from India as part of China, Katonda reported. The report also tells that the North-Western part of Kashmir has been shown as part of Pakistan, along with Azad Kashmir. POK is shown within the political borders of Pakistan.

Here, it is pertinent to mention that Google was recently under fire for displaying POK as part of Pakistan on the Google Maps. The ministry wrote to the website that maps available through www.google.com/insights showed certain parts of J&K as part of a different country. The notice also informed that wrongful depiction of Indian map could attract action under Sections 69A and 79 of the IT Act.
 
OSM is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The maps are created using data from portable GPS devices, aerial photography, other free sources or simply from local knowledge. Both rendered images and the vector graphics are available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence.

Source: Katonda