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Aussies can finally use Map Maker to add details to their Google Maps

Excerpt from The Next Web

Aug 02, 2012 4:40 am

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Joining 200 countries where Map Maker has already launched, Australia can now add its local flavor — from resorts to hiking trails — to a list of contributions to be approved by Google.

— Samantha Shankman

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Google today announced that its Map Maker tool, which allows users to make corrections and additions to Google Maps, has launched in Australia.

Australian users can now include their favorite hiking trails or just fix up a mistake — I can think of one or two that irritated me during a recent trip to Sydney. Map Maker is to cartography what wikis are to publishing, although in this case Google must approve your contributions before they are seen live. Wouldn’t want anybody driving into the ocean.

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