Six more Africa domains in Google Maps

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Image: New Google Maps domains. By Google Africa
New Google Maps domains

Google has added over 40 new domains – including six in Africa – to Google Maps.

With the new local domains, users can add and find local businesses and services.

Google Maps is also available for mobile handsets.

Google Africa says in its blog that Google’s goal is to make all the world’s information accessible and useful. Providing relevant local information to users in each country has been at the heart of what motivates the Google Maps team.

The blog notes: “Back in 2005 we started with one domain, .com, and have since expanded to add regions from across the world. Today we are happy to announce that we are adding more than 40 new domains on Google Maps, including six African countries: Somalia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Lesotho, Mali and Niger.”



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