Google Map Maker now available in Australia

By on 6 August, 2012
Google has finally released Google Map Maker – a crowdsourcing tool that allows users to edit and add Google Maps information – to the Australian market.
The tool lets users add places or roads to Google Maps and Google Earth, subject to approval. Users can also review contributions by other mappers, and can even watch others map in real-time.
The Google Australia team had the following to say about the release, on their blog:
“Help share Australia’s natural gems with tourists and locals alike by drawing the hiking trails through the Eucalypt forests of Tasmania or adding all the campsites surrounding Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
"Then, once you’re ready for some rest and relaxation, why not map the beach resorts of Kangaroo Island, all the best restaurants along the Coral Sea of Queensland, or your favourite billabong for a day of fishing? You can even add your neighbourhood rugby club before heading off to a game.”
Google Map Maker is now available in 200 countries and regions around the world. It's the latest in a series of new Maps features rolled out recently by Google. Last month, the company added public transportation in NSW and cycling directions.

You may also like to read:


Sign up now to stay up to date about all the news from Spatial Source. You will get a newsletter every week with the latest news.

LINZ geospatial and property milestones in 2022–23
More than 3 million property searches and more than 100,000 ...
New guidelines released for IGS network CORS
The International GNSS Service guidelines are for owners and...
QuantX secures $750,000 for quantum-secured PNT R&D
The project will seek to harness quantum tech to guarantee t... raises an extra US$15 million
Series A round investment in the geospatial intelligence com...
Tilt-compensated RTK GNSS receiver
Emlid has announced what it says is the most powerful and fl...