A Historical First: How Google Maps Is Being Used To Redraw Borders Of A Country

The new border between Armenia and Azerbaijan now passes through a cattle farm belonging to Styopa Movsisyan from the Armenian village of Shurnukh, the office of the Human Rights Defender reports.

The Ombudsman of the Cadastral Committee of the Republic of Armenia Arman Tatoyan noted on Facebook: “We used several versions of Google Maps near the house, each of which yielded a different result, while showing Styopa Movsisyan’s house and Shurnukh village entirely in the territory of the Republic of Armenia.”

Despite this assertion, the farm’s owner has lost his property to neighbouring Azerbaijan.

As borders are being redrawn in Armenia based on the findings of the tech giant, Google, its legal implications according to the UN interestingly remains insignificant making Armenia’s future status shrewd in mystery.