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Google launches mapping tool "Google Map maker"













NEW DELHI: Google has launched mapping tool "Google Map Maker", mapmaker.google.com, in India.

 

Developed by its Indian engineering team, the mapping tool allows users to add or edit features, such as roads, businesses, parks, schools, apartment buildings, localities etc. Users can also add detailed information about these locations and this user created geographical content is updated and made visible immediately to all other users.

 
Says Google head- research and development Prasad Ram, ""This is a great achievement for our engineering team. India is a challenging market - but one that has inspired us to really focus on creating technology that addresses real issues around local content and usability. This launch is the reinforcement of our commitment to bring more useful information to people around the world and especially in hyper-growth countries like India where maps are changing on a daily basis given the rapid pace of infrastructure development."

Other than India, Google Map Maker is also available in 57 countries in Asia including the Island Nations and the Caribbean.

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