Google Maps UK Powered By Google
Google announced calling off the deal with their third-party maps data provider in the UK. The search engine is now planning to power these maps with its own data. This categorically applies for Finland, Germany, Sweden and the UK.
This has already been done in the United States of America.
How does one confirm whether it is really Google Data and not some third-party rendered information?
Google made the announcement below:
“You may notice many improvements to Google Maps in these countries, such as improved water bodies and more comprehensive local park coverage. Many of these and other changes are the result of us working directly with a variety of organizations, agencies and data providers.
For example, Germany’s Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie) supplied us harmonized data from surveying and mapping agencies of all 16 federal states (Länder).
And in the case of Finland, we acquired water body data directly from the National Land Survey. We’re thankful to these and other data providers for helping us ensure that our digital maps accurately reflect real life”.
Google advised users to click on the “report a problem” link whenever confronted with an issue related with the map data of these 4 countries.