New data for Georgia

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 10:10 PM

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post explaining why our map of Georgia was blank, and letting users know that that we would soon be adding more data to the region. As promised, we've just released new data for Georgia and a number of other countries. This means that you'll now see labels for cities, and as you zoom into the map more labels will appear for smaller towns. Remember that you can get additional information about an area by turning on the Photos or Wikipedia layers (look for the "More..." button in the upper-right corner of the map). I find the Photos layer to be particularly helpful in getting a feel for a place that I've never visited. Here's what the Photos layer looks like for Georgia's capital city of Tbilisi:



We will continue improving this data and adding more coverage as we have it available. Thank you to our users for their helpful feedback, and for continuing to provide content like photos to make our maps better for everyone.