Today, maps of 16 countries have graduated from Google Maps Maker to Google Maps. Adding the data generated in Map Maker to Google Maps has been highly requested by the Map Maker community from practically the day it was launched. Following our recent API launch, we continue in our quest to make the efforts of all our users as fruitful to the community as we can.

To celebrate this launch, we have put together a page full of great maps by our users - this page is awe inspiring. This launch is a testament to the spirit of map makers who have taken it upon themselves to map entire neighborhoods -- and in some cases entire cities and counties. We have observed many users add more than 1,000 edits to maps and a few have even made 10,000. Even in countries where not many have access to high-speed internet, we have found expatriates and caring users living abroad helping map countries they are far away from. Hats off to all you map makers out there!

Following are the 16 countries that now have data available in Google Maps: Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guam, Iceland, Mauritius, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

Here are a few snapshots that show some of the vital contributions made by the users of Google Map Maker:

Santa Cruz (Bolvia)