Google Opens Map Maker To User Edits

Designed to expand and add detail to the map coverage, users can contribute features directly onto a Google Map and Google Earth for over 180 countries.

Google first released Map Maker back in June 2008 and today the American multinational public corporation have opened up the resource for map editing on US-based maps. Designed to expand and add detail to the map coverage, users can contribute features directly onto a Google Map and Google Earth for over 180 countries.

Users can ‘add businesses and building outlines; move place markers to the right locations and build a detailed map of your school campus’ directly onto a map. Utilizing the knowledge of locals, Map Maker encourages users to map colleges, local businesses, recreational areas and car park layouts; through to city bike-friendly paths and handy shortcut routes between locations. Additionally users can view live mapping directly on Google Earth.

Watch a demo below:

Map Maker for the United States

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