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September 15, 2007

Google Maps Covers 54 New Countries

Google Maps increased the number of countries that have street maps and satellite imagery with 54. "We've more than doubled our coverage of Latin America and are now mapping three times as many countries in Asia as before. (...) We have better detail for some countries than others, but this is just the beginning," boasts Google LatLong Blog. While this a good news, some people complain that "the data is inaccurate and outdated" or only available "at the highway or major-road level".

Here's a list of the new countries, powered by Google Spreadsheets (the area is automatically generated using the GoogleLookup function and can be inaccurate). The largest country is Kazakhstan and the smallest territories are Bermuda and Aruba. Argentina, the eighth largest country in the world, is still a blank area on the map.



18 comments:

  1. I wonder when the detailed maps of Malaysia and Indonesia will be available. They are still plain white areas as Argentina is.

    Also, the Singapore map is a little bit outdated (some buildings taken down are still there) and there are some misspelling that made a place hard to sought for and there are some places whose names I can't use to search.

    Overall, I love Google Maps (and was annoyed by it too when I saw the map appeared on an ecology exam paper :-s).

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  2. I think it should be Colombia, not Columbia 8)

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  3. Justin, what do you mean? Indonesia is part of this update. Though only rough highways, not streets, are included.

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  4. Fiji? Yeah it seems like none. I was there for a month in the summer, and am still a bit 'gutted' to see no imagery. It does appear they've understood there is more than one island in Fiji now, so there is progress of sorts, but still no imagery.

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  5. @Eugene. I said no detail map of Indonesia. The update covers only the major roads.

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  6. I think that... Google Maps is free so don't f complain about it not having this or that map. What's with you people?
    One thing is that you would like something to be included and another is to rant about it.
    A caballo regalado no le mires el diente.

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  7. "A caballo regalado no le mires el diente."
    For the non spanish speakers "Never look a gift horse in the mouth"
    Quite I'd say.

    And by the way we have the same saying in Romanian. A quick Google search shows most European languages have the same saying. Except for the French who advise to not look at he reins. Yeah, I know I'm OT.

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  8. Could you be able to put an additional spreadsheet of all available countries and their level of coverage?

    Thanks.

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  9. When will you guys update maps for India, I tried searching for locations in New Delhi(India) and it doesn't show up correctly. A full updated map will be much appreciated

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  10. how about israel how come there is nothing is ther a date ?

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  11. Does anyone have information about when Romania (or at least Bucharest and major cities) will be added to google maps?

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  12. I think they should work Dominican Republic, at least the major highways.

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  13. Hello! Anybody knows when will be available google Maps in Argentina? Thanks.

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  14. "I think that... Google Maps is free so don't f complain about it not having this or that map. What's with you people?
    One thing is that you would like something to be included and another is to rant about it."

    Yahoo Maps is free too, and it has covered a hell lot more than google (at least at the level of street maps in major cities)

    It's just ashame Apple chose Google Maps for the Iphone

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  15. Just checked the Google maps for Indonesia - many places are spelled incorrectly. In some cases, Google seems to use the old (colonial) spelling based on Dutch phonetics, which was changed in Indonesia in 1972 (Djakarta is nowadays Jakarta, Tasikmalaja is Tasikmalaya, and so on). And in other cases, it seems they are just misspelled anyway(Chilacap is actually spelled Cilacap). A search would be much easier if the "new" (since 1972!) spelling would be used on Google Maps as well. 36 years should be enough time to justify an update ;-)

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  16. you should update all this stuff. Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia are the new countries that have street level maps. Bolivia has plenty errors by the way. in Argentina they putted Directions, but ten they took them out, dont know why. Oh, and Chile now has Directions. Uruguay that i think isnt here has street levet (only Montevideo) and major roads all over the country.

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  17. When will Dominican Republic be added to the street level

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