Google Maps Discovers Africa

Hurrah!  Google Maps have now got more detailed maps of a number of African countries.

Until the last couple of days, Addis Ababa was just a cross-roads.  Now look at it.  A detailed map at last.

According to White African,

There are now 27 more African countries that now have detailed maps, including:

Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Togo.

Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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  1. It’s a big step forward alright. For a while there OpenStreetMap was doing much better than Google in some places. I look forward to them rolling out StreetView across African cities!

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