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2010-10-22 11:41:59

China has unveiled its own version of an online mapping service to compete with Google Earth's popular satellite mapping service. "Map World" was unveiled by the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping on Thursday.  Google and China have been battling since last year, when a serious hacking attack prompted Google to ultimately withdraw its search service from the mainland. Google has not yet applied for a Web mapping license in China, but its mapping service is accessible from computers...

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The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin