May 22nd, 2009 | Published in Google Earth
Since launching Google Map Maker, our user-contributed "wiki-map", we've gotten a lot of great user feedback. Two of our top requested features are to more easily get data into and out of Google Map Maker. We've recently begun to address the latter with a variety of efforts ranging from making Google Map Maker tiles available in the Maps API to allowing shp and kml file download for some of the Google Map Maker data.
Posted by Kishore Annapureddy, Software Engineer, and Jessica Pfund, GIS Specialist