New Map Tiles for India, Singapore, and Hong Kong Added to the Google Maps API

Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 2:45:00 PM

Some of you may have noticed that we recently added new map tiles for India, Singapore, and Hong Kong to the sites served by the Google Maps API. For India, these new map tiles cover all the major cities (with a combined population of more than a 100 million). This data includes the national highway network, major and minor arterial roads, local roads in all metros, railway lines, railway stations, tourist attractions, educational institutes, places of worship, historical landmarks, hotels, movie theaters, malls, shopping centers, etc. We feel that this data provides tremendous service to our users as high quality map data has not been commonly available for free in India. While we don't yet support full address search or business search in India, we know users want this, and we are working hard to get it to them as soon as possible. Till then, everyone can search for any city within India.

Here's an example of the new map tiles, as shown on WikiMapia.

We are very excited that all of this new data is now accessible from the Google Maps API. We welcome you to create applications that will revolutionize your communities. And as always, if you see any bugs in the new maps, please let us know.