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Google Rolls Out Google Map Maker

Google Map Maker is an effort to make Google Maps a more extensive collection of map and it seems Google has ventured further into “you’re using it, you create it”.

Google Maps currently allows users to add points of interest, businesses and tourist spots. If you were browsing Google Maps and you discovered your business or company wasn’t listed, there was nothing to stop you from adding a placemarker to signify the establishment’s presence. Now Google has announced that you can add a whole lot more to Google Maps than just your business, including roads and cities.

However, while you can add, edit or moderate roads, lakes, parks, points of interest, businesses, cities and localities to your heart’s content, aspiring cartographers should note that the feature is only available for a handful of places and Europe and North America are not included.

Countries that will avail of this Wiki-maps type tool are 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.

There’s no word yet as to whether or not this will be rolled out to include other countries but you can check out Map Maker by clicking here. Read the official Google Blog here.