Google Maps expands coverage

The many posters from around the world at the Google Maps for Business Group will have reason to rejoice today as Google has announced at the Google Lat-Long blog that Google Maps has dramatically increased world wide coverage. You can now see where McDonald’s are in Costa Rica.

From the Google Lat-Long blog:
Today we added 54 new countries to Google Maps! We’ve more than doubled our coverage of Latin America and are now mapping three times as many countries in Asia as before….

Here’s the full list of new countries:
Afghanistan, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Timor-Leste, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen

We have better detail for some countries than others, but this is just the beginning. In coming months, we’ll be working tirelessly to add more detail to the existing countries in Google Maps, and we’ll also be adding new countries to the list.

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2 thoughts on “Google Maps expands coverage”

  1. Mike, hi it’s Dave from the REA Group.

    You have a great blog. I love the combination of beautiful country photos and cutting edge online analysis.

    I just want you to know that our company–one of the largest users of google maps in the world with 1.4 billion page views, just signed a new enterprise agreement with google.

    I don’t want to paste all the info in here, but since you cover Google Maps, if you’re interested in knowing more you can visit the official Google AU blog here:
    http://google-au.blogspot.com/2007/10/rea-group-and-google-maps.html

    or our own announcement page here:
    http://www.rea-group.com/press-releases/the-rea-group-announces-new-agreement-with-google-to-incorporate-google-maps-on-rea-sites-worldwide

    Thanks, Mike.

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