Google Starts Caring About Canada, Changes Maps Data Provider

Apr 29, 2010 - 7:10 am 2 by
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I believe there is a saying that Canada is under appreciated and people tend to overlook the country due to their neighbors. I believe I heard the phrase, once or twice, that "no one cares about Canada," or something like that. If you tracked the various Google Maps forums, you would have seen many complaints about Google Maps data in Canada. Not only is the data often stale, it is often inaccurate in some places. No matter how many times Canadians reported issues, the issues rarely were fixed.

That will change, according to Google. A new blog post by Google said they will now be using "new map data in Canada" from various sources to keep the data more current. Google said:

One of the biggest changes is that now you can give us direct feedback about our map of Canada - let's say a new park has just opened in your neighborhood. You'll notice a link that says "Report a Problem" in the lower right corner of Google Maps when you're looking at Canada, which will let you send your updates and feedback directly to us.

Google made this switch in the U.S. back in October 2009 and it is well received here. Canada, the country no one cares about, is the second country to get this special treatment.

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.


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