Nazi-era Mountain Name Label Removed from Google Earth

A mountain name which appeared in the “Geographic Features” layer of Google Earth caused some negative publicity a couple of weeks ago. I just got an E-mail from this blogger (in Spanish) that Google has removed the label from Google Earth. The mountain was re-named temporarily during the Nazi-era to “Adolf Hitler Berg“, and somehow that label found it into a database which was showing up in Google Earth. After some residents in the area discovered the label it got publicized by a Speigel Online article (in German). Google quickly responded they would fix the label. Now, the label just shows the current name of the mountain “Heigel-Kopf”. See previous story.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.






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