Monday, April 23, 2012

You Could Be A Map Maker

18th century map image via

Did you know you can improve Google Maps by adding to it? Google Map Maker allows you to add points of interest - businesses, roads, bus stops, apartment buildings, hospitals, banks, universities, cafes, restaurants, gyms, theatres, you name it - to their map service.

How cool is that?

And so useful in a place like Malta, where we don't even have Streetview, let alone official public transit routes on Google Maps. Or any kind of half-decent public transit maps, really.

If you live in Malta, give it a go! I've added three bus stops already, and your local knowledge could be valuable in helping others navigate the ins and outs of this lovely little island.

+ Here is another free online service (coming soon) to help you find your way to shops and avoid traffic in Malta.

- Jess

p.s. blogging will be a little light this week as we work on perfecting our upcoming series of house hunters international posts, and show our current visitor (my oldest childhood friend) around the island!


  1. I can't wait for the house hunters series!!!

    1. Eek! Just a week now, we're getting nervous :)

  2. That is SO cool! I would love to be able to call myself a "map maker."


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