Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Google Maps adds Singapore, Hong Kong street maps

After posting about the addition of streets, roads and cities for India on Google Maps, Google Blogoscoped has informed me that Singapore and Hong Kong also now have streets available for viewing:

Singapore:


Hong Kong:


As with the India post I suspect mashups will increase in number in these two locations, and sites like Wikimapia and Sightseeing with Google Satellite Maps will see more locations described and added:

Wikimapia: Singapore, Hong Kong
Sightseeing with Google Satellite Maps: Singapore, Hong Kong

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

hou ye!!!! ^^

Lucas McDonnell said...

Personally, I can't wait until Google Maps covers the entire globe. That would be so cool.

nerds said...

Hopefully geocoding support for Austria will be coming soon!

Anonymous said...

Great! More of SE Asia, especially Jakarta, KL, Manila, Bangkok please!

Anonymous said...

We have a mashup at www.findbyclick.com of Starbucks in Hong Kong.

Unfortunately Hong Kong street maps are not available through our mashup.

Anyone have a guess when Google will extend Hong Kong street maps to us who build mashups?

-- Cheers, Kevin

Anonymous said...

The Google Maps for Singapore and Hong Kong doesn't recognize the street names when i tried searching, even though the names are on the map itself. Routing also doesn't work. i believe there's no actual map data driving them. Hopefully, these features are added soon~~~~! Go Google Maps!

Hongkong Chris said...

Thank you for the tipp regarding the new Hong Kong maps ^_^

dlam said...

Apparent Google map itself (maps.google.com) is updated with map of Hong Kong while user map using Google API still cannot see the map, only Satellite image.

Ben said...

One thing to note is that if you're accessing GMap via their Published API, you're not going to get the street level information. The only thing that is available is the Satellite images.

Interesting how Google uses two different datasets for internal and external use.

Anonymous said...

Hope they have Canada, Toronto :-)

Anonymous said...

will malaysia coming up?

Anonymous said...

Google has updated Hong Kong maps to support Google Street view! Yeah!