Wednesday, June 21, 2017

3,000 Indigenous Lands in Google Maps

Google Maps of 3,000 Indigenous reserves and territories in Canada

Google has added 3,000 Canadian Indigenous reserves and settlement lands to Google Maps and Google Earth platforms.

The search engine giant unveiled the project on Wednesday, which is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Steven DeRoy, an Indigenous cartographer who played a key role in the initiative says that the “impetus for the project was to make sure that Indigenous peoples are reflected on the base maps.”