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Remember when Google’s English-language map of Shanghai was, save for some groovy satellite pics, pretty much blank? Remember that? You should. It was like a week ago. Anyway, thanks to a tip on our Contribute Page, we learn that the map has gotten a makeover. To do this, looks like Google has teamed with MapABC, that same firm that does Google’s Chinese maps and the same firm City Weekend is experimenting with for English maps on their site (see here).
We haven’t used Google’s new English map much yet, but on first glance it doesn’t seem as feature-rich as Chinese-language maps of Shanghai or Google Maps of cities in the US. The few searches we did on Google’s English map of Shanghai didn’t work out too well. But it’s a promising start, and it’s nice to know we aren’t being ignored anymore. We hope for more user-friendliness in the future.