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National Geographic partners with Google to offer over 500 maps

National Geographic releases over 500 maps to Google Maps via Google's public data program.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Tue, Dec 10 2013 7:30 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Today Google announced that National Geographic will be the first of many companies to contribute its custom maps to Google Maps via the new Public Data Program for Google Maps. National Geographic will upload more than 500 historic and educational maps to the service for everyone to freely access.

National Geographic partners with Google to offer over 500 maps | TweakTown.com

National Geographic does plan on offering high-resolution prints of each map however, and copies can be purchased by clicking on those maps once the feature has been implemented. The company says that this will generate revenue back to its non-profit efforts and will allow it to add more custom maps and interactive content as time passes.

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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