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Data Quality Issue Sparks Invasion of Costa Rica

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When it comes to data, quality is king. Validating that the data is right is an important part of a BI project. Get the data wrong, and bad things can happen.

For example: the State Department sends Google bad border data – and Costa Rica gets invaded.

http://searchengineland.com/nicaragua-raids-costa-rica-blames-google-maps-54885

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/web/11/05/nicaragua.raid.google.maps/

That’s my new favorite data quality anecdote

Written by James

November 7, 2010 at 3:37 am

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