In its cartographic service Google Maps lets the customers create their own maps. According to the website services information it was the cause of Google Maps Engine function updating and improving.
Google Maps Engine function appeared in February, but only some representatives of companies and organizations could create personal maps. Now the Google Maps Engine is renamed to Google Maps Gallery and all the users have the opportunity to use one of the most popular cartographic services in the world.
Improved Google Maps Gallery allows to create personalized maps and schemes based on service data. Google specialists note that maps can contain a lot of information, such as information about the evacuation in a certain place, the municipal division of the region, the map of places of interest, statistical information, and more.
Despite the ability to create maps for typical users, the support page of Google notes that now they are focused on a work with organizations, but individuals can create their own maps with lite version of Google Maps Gallery. Representatives of organizations should complete the request and wait for Google approval. You can share the created map in social networks, and it will be available for search for other users. The most popular maps created with the help of Google Maps Gallery are already published on a special page.