Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Building a Better Google Map


Improved map for Parque del Retiro in Madrid

Google Maps has released updated maps for 10 countries and regions in Europe: Andorra, Bulgaria, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. These improved maps will appear immediately on all Google Maps API sites, with no code changes required.

In announcing these updated maps Google has also revealed a few interesting facts about Google Maps and the Maps API: 
  • More than 800,000 web sites use the Google Maps API 
  • More than a billion people use Google Maps each month 
  • More than 27.9 million miles of road appear on Google Maps
In addition to this new map data, Google has also added the 'Report a problem' link to all maps that use the API for each of the 40+ countries where this tool is available on the consumer version of Google Maps. Now any visitor to a Google Maps API V3 site can submit corrections and feedback directly to Google.
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