Why have all the roads and cities in Georgia disappeared from Google Maps and Google Earth?

by Jon Thompson on August 12, 2008

Someone named pluke over at Reddit just made the very astute observation that all roads and cities in the country of Georgia have disappeared from Google Maps.  When I fire up Google Earth, sure enough, there are no roads and no cities.  The same is true for Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Let the wild speculation begin.

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