Secret features in maps to catch copiers

Secret features in maps to catch copiers - 12:50, March 3, 2002
Recently we met Suchai Lowhakasamevong, owner and chief map maker at Bangkok Guide. This company is the only local map company (that we know of) without glaring errors in their maps that are repeated printing after printing. Suchai showed us some secret features he puts in his maps to catch cheaters who copy his work--and plenty of people do. You would be surprised how many major foreign-produced maps of Bangkok are copied directly from his work. He then has to take them to court and have the offending maps removed from the stores. Suchai also demonstrated how his surveys show that Vietnam War-era maps of Thailand produced by the US military are still more accurate than official maps of Thailand produced today.
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