Sardinia vs Google Maps – who will come out on top?

For over a month, rebel islanders have changed the way Google maps shows the island of Sardinia, by modifying town names to read in Sardo, the official language of the island.

As of October 14. 2013 Google responded by modifying all town names, back to Italian.

Map Sardinia in Italian

Map Sardinia in Italian

Map Sardinia in Italian

Map Sardinia in Sardo

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Sardinia and Google Maps – So what’s all the fuss?

Sardinia and Google Maps – So what’s all the fuss?

*Update – Google has responded. As of Oct.14.2013 all town names are now in Italian.

There’s a bit of a fuss over the new Google Maps, Sardinia. I noticed last week when I searched for a map of Sardinia; I wanted to re-create the route I had driven the weekend before and entered in:

sstonara

And was shown this:

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