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Google Maps update for 10 countries and regions in Europe

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Google Maps update for 10 countries and regions in Europe Daniel (Google Community Manager) 12/5/12 6:23 PM
Hello Google Maps community,

We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently released updated maps for 10 countries and regions in Europe:

Andorra
Bulgaria
Estonia
Gibraltar
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain

Today’s update is part of a project called Ground Truth that began in 2008. Through this initiative, we source high-quality map data from authoritative partners around the world and then apply a mix of advanced algorithms, supplemental data (including satellite, aerial and Street View imagery), and human input to create a map that corresponds as closely as possible to the real-world facts that you’d find if you were to visit that location.

Of course, the world is always changing, and we want Google Maps to change with it. So when you notice something on the map that needs updating, let us know through the simple “Report a problem” tool in the lower right corner of the map. We’ll make the appropriate changes to the map—often within just a few minutes or hours of reviewing and verifying your feedback! This tool launches today in the 10 places where we’ve updated our maps, and is already available in dozens of other countries around the world.

For more information, please visit the Google Lat Long Blog: http://goo.gl/7Mu4N


Thanks, 
The Google Maps Team
Google Maps update for 10 countries and regions in Europe G Parody 12/8/12 10:29 AM
The Bay of Gibraltar is and has always been the name this bay is known as.  This is a political issue which Goggle is being drawn into. By doing this it is taking sides. I live opposite Rosia Bay not Cala Rosia.  This is where Admiral Nelson was taken after the Battle of Trafalgar.  Are we changing history too!  Contact the Gibraltar Government website to get your facts right.  This is not just a name change.  It is political manoeuvring.  
Re: Google Maps update for 10 countries and regions in Europe ehg 12/8/12 11:14 AM
I hope you complained against bing.com (showing the same name as in GMaps using a different map provider) already?
Re: Google Maps update for 10 countries and regions in Europe Ruben Paramjothy 1/9/13 7:32 PM
When I use directions or navigation, the voice guidance feature not working for my country -Malaysia. Why hasn't this been resolved for so long. It's available on the iPhone5 in Malaysia. I thought Google was supporting android more than iPhones! When an address is wrong and I tap and hold on the map, the report a problem pop up doesn't appear. Also when I want to correct an error on road no or address name, there are no options to do so. I am using the Galaxy SIII on Jellybean.  Please rectify this. Thanks
Re: Google Maps update for 10 countries and regions in Europe Achilleas Georgiou 1/16/13 9:00 PM
How can I contact Google to find out why the Google Maps app cannot be downloaded in Cyprus ??????
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Re: Google Maps update for 10 countries and regions in Europe Achilleas Georgiou 1/16/13 10:44 PM
What sort of stupid answer is that?

I am asking why the app cannot be downloaded in my country - something that is under the control of the app developer (Google) and you come back with such a stupid answer?
Re: Google Maps update for 10 countries and regions in Europe ehg 1/17/13 1:09 AM

@Achilleas Georgiou

I can't say about the nonsense answer Karan Aharma gave here.
But I can tell you there is no option for you to contact Google about your "why"-question.

But I can tell you my opinion & anser to your 
"why"-question:

Its pretty simple.
Google mostly doesn't support all of their features or products at the same date for all countries.

This affects Cyprus as well.
Cyprus is not yet in the list of supported countries for iOS and it isn't  in the list of supported countries for Android as well

This means you have to be patiently waiting until Goolge updates both above avaibility pages.

BTW you are jumping "off topic" on this thread where Googler Daniel informed about providing updated maps for some countries.
But reading his subject and its categories you will not see anythings about mobiles. Daniel announced just updated maps for the few listed countries.

His message neither excluded nor incliuded Cyprus (because Cyprus Maps are in GoolgeMaps already - despite of not yet supported  for Mobile devices though)
Kind Regards
ehg

Re: Google Maps update for 10 countries and regions in Europe Achilleas Georgiou 1/17/13 1:21 AM
Thank you for your reply.

There are Google maps of Cyprus - they were in the old iOS program before iOS6 came out.

How can we not access them now?  A friend from Holland was her this week and he downloaded the Google Maps app - you could see Cyprus with it.

Sorry for being off the original topic, but I am frustrated that I cannot contact the Maps department of Google
Re: Google Maps update for 10 countries and regions in Europe ehg 1/17/13 3:35 AM
nobody can contact Google for such things.
For such questions they provide that forum.
And this forum told you the facts:
Actually there is no option downloading the application in Cyprus.
Your friend might have installed his  App in Netherlands - fine so far.

I as a German and having installed the app in Germany can see with my Mobile also the map of Cyprus.

Do you understand now  the difference?

Installing the GMaps App isn't yet possible from the iTunes store available in Cypros but with an installed App anybody can get Cypros  - thats all I can say and its the truth.