Down Under and Kiwis Get Roads in Google Maps

GoogleMapsMania reports that Google Maps got a data update last night which gives Australia and New Zealand detailed road maps. Further inspection shows that the road layer has not fully migrated to the Satellite – Hybrid view. More importantly, a quick check does NOT show detailed roads yet for Google Earth. In the past, Google has released new road data layers in Google Earth first, then Google Maps. I guess they wanted to give maps a chance this time. Hopefully, the road data will migrate to the GE database soon. Since there hasn’t been a formal announcement from Google, they probably haven’t finished deployment of the new road data layers.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. That’s great. I have been using ZoomIn.co.nz (who look like they heavily copied Google Earth) quite happily, but with Google Maps getting the data at last, I expect Google Earth to get it too, and that would be sweeeeeet
    http://zoomin.co.nz

  2. Now if we just had some more satelite coverage over NZ. Come on Google!!!

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