Google announced today that it is adding over 40 new domains to Google Maps, bringing the total to 130 countries with customized maps domains and support of over 60 user interface languages.
"A Maps domain is a customized entry point to our maps, tailored for a particular country, which makes searches for places and localities in the country more efficient," says Google Maps business product manager Jarda Bengl. "For example when someone in Argentina searches for “Córdoba” we know that he probably meant the one in Argentina and not the other Córdoba in Spain."
"This means that whether you are in Sri Lanka, Venezuela or Cameroon you will have now a unique domain to get directions, local information and find new favorite places," Bengl says.
The map above shows the countries with new domains in dark green.
Google also announced the launch of a weather layer in Google Maps this week. Users can see current temperatures and conditions. It utilizes info from The Weather Channel's weather.com and the U.S. Naval Research Lab.