11.04.2013 - Iran plans 'Islamic Google Earth'
Minister claims that Basir Iran's version of the 3D mapping service will be ready for use 'within next four months'. The Iranian authorities have long accused Google Earth of being a tool for western spy agencies, but now they have taken their attacks on the 3D mapping service one step further by planning the launch of an "Islamic" competitor. Iran's minister for information and communications technology, Mohammad Hassan Nami, announced this week that his country was developing what he described as an "Islamic Google Earth" to be called Basir (spectator in Farsi) which will be ready for use "within the next four months"...............................................Full Article: Source
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