The mapping application by search engine Google, Google Maps, has broadened its domain of mapping by adding 20 more countries to its already vast list. The panoramic coverage of Google Maps now encapsulates a total of 104 countries. The new addition of these 20 countries spans across the continents of Africa, South America and North America, thus augmenting the presence of Google Maps on global mapping. Venezuela and Algeria are two of these 20 newly added countries also including the Caribbean Islands.
Increasing competition to Google Maps
The mapping application by the tech giant, Google, has been ranked fifth in the United States on the list of most popular mobile app compiled by comScore. However, Google Maps receives healthy competition from Apple Maps in other markets like the U K. Furthermore, the competition for the mapping application of Google has been increasing not just from Apple Maps but also from other new entrants in the mapping field. OpenStreetMap and Waze have been healthy competitors for Google Maps, of lately. Nevertheless, Google curtailed some competition by purchasing Waze mapping application. This new addition of 20 countries, taking the tally of encompassed countries by Google Maps beyond 100, also fortifies Google Maps’ position in the competition amongst mapping applications.