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.