Thursday, April 26, 2007

Google Maps update for: Russia, Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania!

Google Maps Mania readers from around the world are noting updates to Google Maps in several countries worldwide today! Here is the rundown of countries that are seeing updates:


In some cases there are enhancements to the road/street maps that were there previously (Greece for example) and for some countries streets and roads are completely new (Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey) This update of streets, roads and other points of interest will have a huge impact on users of Google Maps in these areas. It means that satellite imagery is now more relevant and easier to identify when "sightseeing" using the hybrid map view toggle. In addition, Google's new My Maps map creation tool is now instantly available for millions of people to begin creating and sharing interesting maps for these countries!

Know of other countries seeing updates or want to leave some feedback? Post a comment! :)

[Thanks to Scott Dexter for the tip!]

For other recent feature and functionality updates to Google Maps, click on the "Google Maps" label below:

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15 comments:

TOMHTML said...

Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Estonia has also new road data.

Philippe said...

Hong Kong and Macao... I think that's new too, isn't it?

Mike Pegg said...

Hong Kong has been live since Dec/06:

http://tinyurl.com/yyl3aw

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Mike.

pperez said...

in south america only sao paulo, brazil y buenos aires argentina, but whats happens with the rest of the countries?, like my country, Chile and my beautiful and contaminated city......Santiago...

bye...(sorry for my Tarzan`s english)

Anonymous said...

have you seen this already: map.movin-360.com

Econym said...

There are slight changes to the Hong Kong tiles. Most of the street geometry is the same, but the street names have been rewritten in a larger font and different placement.

Note that the new street maps for Turkey, Taiwan, Croatia and Slovenia are from new data providers. The Taiwan streetmaps are copyright "Kingway" and Turkey, Croatia and Slovenia are copyright "AND".

The Russia streetmaps are copyright "Google" and the other new tiles are still "TeleAtlas".

Anonymous said...

Romania has also got a very small update, so it's now showing major highways. It had no data showing before, hopefully more coming soon

Rob said...

The addition of the new countries is great, however the Russian map seems to be completely in Cyrillic script, and the Thailand on exclusively in Thai.

Any idea if it is possible to change this to alternative languages to suit international audiences trying to find places?

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Rob

Anonymous said...

That's a good point Rob.. Check out this Google Earth Blog post that might help you out until the functionality exists in Google Maps:

Multilingual Global Place Names for Google Earth

Alex Riabtsev said...

great job! btw, did you see http://domnakarte.ru/ already?

And could you give a hint when Ukraine could get more detailed map?

best wishes from Ukraine,
Alex

Anonymous said...

the data of Vietnam is too old (about 2 years ago), there isn't any update :(

cenkcivici said...

A real estate mashup from Turkey

www.emlakharitam.com

cenkcivici said...

http://www.emlakharitam.com

Anonymous said...

when do you go to refresh map of croatia in europe