Some Google Maps users are finding that the service uses place names that are unfamiliar to them, leaving residents confused and asking what these changes mean in the long term. "In many ways, Google is defining the world," said Matthew Zook, a University of Kentucky geography professor. A spokesperson for the company, meanwhile, said users are encouraged to report errors.
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