Google opens Map Maker to Australians

Users can now add trails, beach resorts and more to Google Maps.
  • (Techworld Australia)
  • 01 August, 2012 15:29
What will you add to Google Maps?

What will you add to Google Maps?

Google has invited aspiring Australian cartographers to map their country on Google Maps. The popular search firm today opened Google Map Maker in Australia.

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. Wallflowers can watch others map in real-time.

“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,” suggests Google on its blog.

"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, Google said. It's the latest in a series of new Maps features rolled out recently by Google. Last month, the company added public transportation and cycling directions.

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john

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I reckon people should boycott this. They're pretty much trying to get people to work for free. Google if you want me to make maps for me, then blsd3$y well pay me. Google themselves are charging businesses for their mapping service, so why should we be providing them with free maps which they then resell to businesses.
What a joke.

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