The phrase “demo” has been noticed lurking within the terrain of South Sudan in Google Maps.
Cyber-security researcher Tim Hopper noticed the apparent glitch after researching the situation of a refugee camp within the nation.
The phrase seems simply as soon as, in a distant south-east nook of the central African nation and near the border with Uganda.
A spokeswoman for Google stated the problem had now been mounted.
“I really like maps and have a look at them as a lot as doable,” Mr Hopper informed BBC Information.
He stated he had been studying about Operation Damaged Silence, a non-profit organisation, and its work with the Yida Refugee Camp.
“I ended up perusing the map of South Sudan to have some context for that effort,” he stated.
“My greatest guess is that it was a work-in-progress that was unintentionally deployed and no-one has seen.
“South-east South Sudan is a largely ignored a part of the world.”