Tuesday, June 19, 2012
At the heart of Google Map Maker are citizen cartographers helping to build the most accurate maps of their communities - ones that reflect the identity, culture and pride of regions across the globe. Today, Map Maker is expanding to the following countries, enabling people who know and live in these locations to share their local expertise: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland.
With every region that joins Google Map Maker, we are coming one step closer to building a comprehensive world map. Whether you’re adding the cycling routes through Amsterdam or adding the best hiking trails and fishing holes of the Geirangerfjord, each update you make helps to capture the unique spirit of your country for everyone to see.
From the moment you make your first edit in Map Maker, know that you are joining an ever-growing community of passionate volunteer mappers as they make the online maps of our world ever more detailed and useful. Get involved by introducing yourself to fellow mappers or find an event near you.
We happily welcome mappers in each of these new countries. Google Map Maker is now available in more than 190 countries and territories, and as we forge ahead with continued expansion over the coming months, stay tuned for additional announcements with the Google Maps page on Google Plus.