Just because most of the civilization started with English culture the imaginary line which is passing through London is called “Prime Meridian”.
Just because Google wanna be data reach, they forget basics of address system and changed complete addressing system from Lat and Long (Coordinate) to individual addresses. This is the only reason world 80% population is suffering from poor and nonexistent addressing system because that address database is not on any map.
I think there is absolutely a better way of world addressing system and that will independent from individual addressing. This addressing system will have an address for everyone in this world.
PS: This post was originally posted on my Facebook wall (12/03/2017)