Google Launches Map Maker

    June 24, 2008

Google has introduced a new feature to Google Maps called Map Maker, which allows users to edit different regions around the globe.

From the Google Lat Long Blog, "Map Maker allows you and your peers to add, edit and moderate most features you see on maps including roads, lakes, parks, points of interest, businesses, cities and localities. You will be able to trace many of these features using satellite images; as you trace, maps are immediately updated."

So the data is accurate Google says,"we allow map editing only when you are zoomed in really close, and some of your contributions may be moderated. We also recommend that you switch to hybrid mode to add/edit features precisely."

Currently users can build maps in, "Cyprus, Iceland, Pakistan, Vietnam and the Caribbean nations of: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago."