Mumbai, Aug 27: Google on Wednesday, Aug 27 announced the launch of Google Map Maker in India.
A global product, conceived and developed by the Indian engineering team, Google Map Maker allows users to add or edit features, such as roads, businesses, parks, schools, apartment buildings, localities and more. With Google Map Maker tools, users can add detailed information about these locations and this user- created geographical content is updated and made visible immediately to all other users.
Understanding that people know their neighborhoods best, Google Map Maker empowers this user-expertise to improve the breadth and depth of available mapping data. The product also introduces peer moderation allowing users to review the data their peers have entered to ensure map quality and accuracy, Google said in a release here.
Google Map Maker solves an inherent need especially for countries such as India, where maps data is sparse. This product embodies passion to empower people everywhere, to share knowledge of the places they know best by creating maps,'' says Dr Lalitesh Katragadda, Software Engineer and Creator of Google Map Maker.
Other than India, Google Map Maker is available in 57 countries in Asia, the Island nations, and the Caribbean.