Saturday, September 15, 2007

Google adds 54 new countries to maps

Hey, I'm back in Kosovo and trying to get back up to speed on my blogging.  Google Maps added 54 new countries to its all-seeing offerings Thursday.  Here's the full list of new countries:

Afghanistan, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Timor-Leste, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen

This is great news, not just for pure joy of mapping, but also for all the derived products like Gmaps Pedometer, a handy distance measuring web app.  Now you can calculate how far you have to walk to the market in 54 new countries!  Writing prayer letters has never been more precise :)


via Mashable


Anonymous said...

I believe that the following site will add to your excitement (especially since you're located in Prishtina):
It's still under beta, but it's growing rapidly both in content and geocoded data.

Jeff said...

Anony, thanks for the tip! That's a great looking site and I hope to see much more to come. Google Maps/Earth seem to have terrible resolution of Kosovo in general. Although, has a google label in the lower left hand corner.

Thanks so much for the link.