Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

September 6, 2008

Google Maps finally adds Saudi Arabia

Filed under: General — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 1:42 pm

Google Maps finally added real maps of Saudi Arabia to replace the random lines that made no sense. The maps are provided by Navteq (I prefer TeleAtlas, they are more accurate with the Saudi Arabia maps). And you can even find some local businesses by searching at the site. But there are problems with the Navteq maps, they are still 4 years old and this is one of many examples:

View Larger Map That new extended road as you see on the satellite image was added late 2004 and Navteq did not update their database until now. I already submitted the correction to the map reporter tool two months ago and Navteq did not fix it yet. But this is progress, Google Maps is actually more useful for viewing Saudi Arabia maps than it ever was and hopefully it will continue to improve.

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