Lithuanian officials have used Google Maps to find suspected tax dodgers.When officials went for a virtual cruise in the bigger cities they found
dozens of tax violations in property sales and illegal housing
constructions. Thanks to the Google programme they found 100 homeowners and
30 construction companies suspected of tax dodging. When inspectors see
suspicious buildings they visit the place. This way of researching saves a
lot of resources and time.
In Greece the authorities use Google maps to look for undeclared swimming
pools in rich areas.