Google Maps New Additions for India and UAE

According to Mike Pegg’s Google Maps Mania, Google has made some significant updates to Google Maps. This is on top of the really cool new addition to Google Maps two days ago which lets you do draggable driving directions. Here are the two main additions:

The new data is only available in Google Maps for now. In a few weeks or months they will probably push the new data over to Google Earth as well. For example, the recent layer update added several new countries with detailed roads and searches in Google Earth.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. There are at least three airports around Dubai censored with grey layers in Google Maps, but if you zoom in as close as possible this layer vanishes! btw: the airports are not censored in Google Earth.

  2. Google Earth full fill the current knowlege of geografical changes in the world and it helps to up date our mind set according to changes etc.

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