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People are using Google Maps to track invasions between Russia and Ukraine

Google Maps face many controversies due to the service of letting people see what’s happening in real time. But now people clearly see Google Maps as important for everyone. But Why?

Washington Post reports: An International Professor Dr. Jeffrey Lewis is an arms control specialist who works at Middlebury Institute of Internal Studies in Monterey, Calif. He and his fellow researchers are analyzing images taken from space, but then he realized What was happening in Russia and Ukraine Invasion.

Professor noticed that traffic around Belgorod, Russia, to alert his team that the Russian military was on the move, and on February 23 around 3:15 a.m Washington Post reports he was surveying when he noticed something that didn’t make much sense at that hour means a traffic jam.

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Lewis and his fellow researchers combined radar imagery and realized the invasion was a go. Russia officially announced its assault on UkraineonThursday morning, which President Biden called “unprovoked and unjustified.”

“In the old days, we would have relied on a reporter to show us what was happening on the ground. And today, you can open Google Maps and see people fleeing Kyiv.”

Lewis said

Non-techy average people with access to publicly available tools could easily survey things like “troop movements” leading to many future internet disruptions in conflict-prone regions.

On Thursday, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine tweeted an advisory to its citizens and students in the country: It suggested that if they could hear air sirens, they should search for nearby bomb shelters on Google Maps.

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Hamayun Shaukat
Hamayun Shaukat
In short, a tech enthusiast who loves to play with small gadgets to big machines. I've been writing about tech for as long as I can remember. I spent countless hours researching new tech and writing on HA Bytes.


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