Google has added 30 African cities to Google Maps, according to a press release I received this morning:
As of today new detailed maps of 30 African cities and towns are accessible on Google Maps through any web browser or via Google Maps for mobile on data enabled handsets. The new service means that Google Maps users will now be able to search online maps, look up businesses, advertise for free via Google Maps Local Business Centre, create their own maps and even check locations while they’re on the move.
The immediate benefit of this is clearly for local entrepreneurs and civic organizations. Although more extensive maps of many African cities have been popping up on Google over the last few years, this launch offers local users new opportunities to contribute their own content: Continue reading