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12 February 2009

Google Map Maker Tiles come to the API

Google Map Maker Tiles come to the API

Update:
One of the best areas of difference is in Sri Lanka
Here is the differences in Colombo


Google Maps Normal Tiles limited in content.
This shows the power of user contributed content.

http://mapperz.googlepages.com/mapmaker_api_sri_lanka.html
(Warning this example is in the latest *experimental* version of the api v146b and GLog is always displayed)

Google Map Maker gives users the power to add, edit and amend data in Google Maps.
This has been running for awhile, but as yet it has not been used by Google in the Main Google Maps Site.

A first. The Google Maps API has had the option of (G_MAPMAKER_NORMAL_MAP);
for a while but this has not been enabled, until today.Normal Google Map Tiles
Here is one Country in Google Maps with very little data coverage. Iceland.

But now with the API you can switch on the User Made Tiles from Google Map Maker.

Google Map Maker Tiles - Available
Not much more detail , but it is better than the normal tiles from Google Maps.
Note:Copyright is Google only. (Coastline TeleAtlas still?)

There are a number of Countries and this is one example, so check the list and see if the country your are interested has more content than the original Google Map Tiles.

You can view the example here:
http://mapperz.googlepages.com/mapmaker_api_iceland.html



Mapperz would like to thank Mike Williams for the tip off .
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Maps-API/browse_thread/thread/4d44eed7fca98d35?hl=en#


Full list of Countries in Google Map Maker
* Algeria
* American Samoa
* Angola
* Anguilla
* Antigua and Barbuda
* Argentina
* Armenia
* Aruba
* Azerbaijan
* Bahamas
* Bahrain
* Bangladesh
* Barbados
* Belize
* Benin
* Bermuda
* Bhutan
* Bolivia
* Botswana
* British Indian Ocean Territory
* British Virgin Islands
* Burkina Faso
* Burundi
* Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
* Cambodia
* Cameroon
* Cape Verde
* Cayman Islands
* Central African Republic
* Chad
* Chile
* Christmas Island
* Cocos Islands
* Colombia
* Comoros
* Congo
* Cook Islands
* Costa Rica
* Cuba
* Cyprus
* Democratic Republic of Congo
* Djibouti
* Dominica
* Dominican Republic
* Ecuador
* El Salvador
* Equatorial Guinea
* Eritrea
* Ethiopia
* Falkland Islands
* Faroe Islands
* Fiji
* French Guiana
* French Polynesia
* French Southern and Antarctic Lands
* Gabon
* Gambia
* Ghana
* Greenland
* Grenada
* Guadeloupe
* Guam
* Guatemala
* Guinea
* Guinea-Bissau
* Guyana
* Haiti
* Heard Island and McDonald Islands
* Honduras
* Iceland
* India
* Iran
* Jamaica
* Jordan
* Kazakhstan
* Kenya
* Kiribati
* Kuwait
* Kyrgyztan
* Laos
* Lebanon
* Lesotho
* Liberia
* Libya
* Madagascar
* Malawi
* Maldives
* Mali
* Malta
* Marshall Islands
* Martinique
* Mauritania
* Mauritius
* Mayotte
* Micronesia
* Midway Islands
* Mongolia
* Montserrat
* Morocco
* Mozambique
* Myanmar
* Namibia
* Nauru
* Nepal
* Netherlands Antilles
* New Caledonia
* Nicaragua
* Niger
* Nigeria
* Niue
* Norfolk Island
* Northern Mariana Islands
* Oman
* Pakistan
* Palau
* Panama
* Papua New Guinea
* Paraguay
* Peru
* Philippines
* Pitcairn Islands
* Qatar
* Reunion
* Rwanda
* Saint Helena
* Saint Kitts and Nevis
* Saint Lucia
* Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
* Samoa
* São Tomé and Príncipe
* Senegal
* Seychelles
* Sierra Leone
* Solomon Islands
* Somalia
* South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
* Sri Lanka
* Sudan
* Suriname
* Svalbard and Jan Mayen
* Swaziland
* Syria
* Tajikistan
* Tanzania
* Timor-Leste
* Togo
* Tokelau
* Tonga
* Trinidad and Tobago
* Tunisia
* Turkmenistan
* Turks and Caicos Islands
* Tuvalu
* Uganda
* Uruguay
* Uzbekistan
* Vanuatu
* Venezuela
* Vietnam
* Wallis and Futuna
* Western Sahara
* Yemen
* Zambia
* Zimbabwe


You can view the example here:
http://mapperz.googlepages.com/mapmaker_api_iceland.html

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3 Comments:

At Tuesday, March 17, 2009 1:55:00 pm, Anonymous NACGEO said...

How to get driving directions from Google Map Maker maps with the Maps API?

We have seen that Google Map Maker allows users to add driving directions, but do you know how we can get the driving directions from the Google Map Maker maps with Google Maps API?

 
At Friday, June 19, 2009 1:58:00 am, Blogger becker said...

Any idea why I can't get Congo or Republic of the congo to show up? Thanks!

 
At Thursday, August 27, 2009 1:40:00 am, Blogger juanmanuelrq said...

hola necesito saber si existe el api de las direcciones para google map maker

 

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