netprohet.tol.org, Feb 19, 2013 By Nirvana Bhatia
Though initially hesitant to endorse Google Street View, the Lithuanian government has discovered the mapping service may be instrumental in identifying tax cheats.
Tax inspectors will scour Google Street View images to determine whether real estate is accurately assessed or whether people are officially obscuring property values, Agence France Presse reports. The government also plans to virtually traverse the Baltic nation’s streets to ensure all land and buildings are properly registered.
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Lithuania zooms in on Google Street View