KUALA LUMPUR, 14 May 2009: Google Inc today launched Google Maps Malaysia (http://maps.google.com.my), a new search platform that enables users to find local geographic information on their personal computers and mobile phones.
These include online maps, satellite imagery, driving directions, addresses and business listings, Google said in a statement today.
Google’s Southern Asia product manager Andrew McGlinchey said Google Maps Malaysia was an exciting step forward in helping Malaysian users quickly and easily find the local geographic information.
“Google’s dynamic and collaborative geographic platform allows consumers to create personal maps and enables businesses to connect with customers through virtual maps,” he said.
Users can search for local businesses and points of interest, check out what events or movies are going on nearby, advise visiting friends and tourists on local attractions, research the locations or properties to buy or rent, and even locate dining, shopping or nightlife options, Google said.
Google’s Southeast Asia head of marketing, Derek Callow, said Google Maps Malaysia enabled local users, businesses and developers to contribute and share their information.
“This is a great start and we’re looking forward to working with many more Malaysian organisations to enhance the quality, features and usefulness of the local version of Google Maps,” he said. — Bernama