South Korea delays decision to share mapping data with Google

The nation pushes back the deadline to November to respond to Google's request for mapping data.

Megan Wollerton Former Senior Writer/Editor
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The two Koreas.


South Korea has delayed its reply to Google's request for mapping data, a Reuters report said Wednesday.

The Alphabet property first reached out to South Korea in June, requesting access to government-held mapping information for distribution to outside servers. This would allow Google to offer complete Google Maps services there.

South Korean officials had previously agreed to reach a decision by Wednesday but have now pushed their decision to November 23.

According to Reuters, the information would improve South Korea's maps, but officials want to take more time to weigh security concerns. North Korea and South Korea are technically still at war.