Juicy Facts in Google Maps World

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 | 11:36 PM

Do you know that Google Maps is the most popular mapping site in the world?

Google Maps is truly a global product, with map data for over 167 countries and high resolution imagery coverage for over half the world’s population. Google Maps is the most popular mapping site globally, with a significant lead in most of Europe and a #2 position in the US.

Metrics as of 5 Dec 2008:

  • Every hour, our users make over 10,000 corrections or additions to Google Maps
  • Every day, Maps and Earth users spend over 1 million hours browsing geo content
  • Most popular mapping site in the world
  • Most popular mapping site in Europe
  • #2 mapping site in the U.S.
  • Provides detailed street maps in over 65 countries
  • Over 10 million maps have been created by users
  • Over 150,000 active sites using the Maps API
  • Over 8 million Panoramio photos (photos of places) are viewable in Maps
  • Nearly 40,000 transit icons (bus stops, subway stations, rail stations, etc) in the tri-state area (New York, NJ, Connecticut).
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Maps Guide Jade