Map Maker goes west

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 5:10 AM


Google Map Maker (mapmaker.google.com) is now open for editing in Mexico. Mexico joins an impressive list of Latin American countries spanning much of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Combined with the launch in Eastern Europe earlier this week, this launch constitutes a substantial expansion in the western hemisphere, wherein these two launches have doubled the number of users who can map their country on Map Maker.

In the last year, mappers from around the world have contributed local knowledge with everything from mapping entire countries to adding details like one-way streets to make maps drivable. We're very excited to see these new communities around the globe embrace the ability to maps their countries, such as these users, former Peace Corps volunteers now mapping in Guyana.

For those of you new to Google Map Maker, check out this site (also translated into Spanish) for more information on getting started.