From the heart to the sun: in Google Maps, a building with a swastika

От сердца к солнцу: в Google Maps появились здания со свастикой

Users of Google Maps around the world noticed that the service designates the selected hotels by using the icon of a swastika. Microblogger began to complain of the swastika on November 30. Icons appeared over the buildings in London, Dublin and hotels in American cities.

От сердца к солнцу: в Google Maps появились здания со свастикой

Users have noticed that a swastika marked not only small hotels, but the hotels and large international chains such as the Sheraton. Users have been unable to find a reason for this action, and turned to Google for explanations. Some noted that at first could not believe their eyes and restart the app on your smartphone. However, when I opened it again, the swastika has not disappeared.

Google explained that with the icon of the swastika, counterclockwise, denote Buddhist temples, writes Mashable. The representative of the Corporation said that a religious symbol began to mark the hotel in error, on removing which work in the company. The swastika has many meanings, and Google chose the most harmless.

От сердца к солнцу: в Google Maps появились здания со свастикой

The swastika is an ancient symbol depicting a cross with curved corners. In Buddhism, the swastika, counterclockwise, is called manji and is considered a symbol of perfection. In addition, it means good luck.

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