Google has opted to expand its Map Maker edit tools to the UK.
Users can add details relating to hiking trails, buildings, vegetation and various other landmarks to the maps on the browser-based software.
The expansion arrives as Nokia and Apple are spending on "free-to-use" mapping projects.
Suggested changes and additions to the Google technology are considered by other users and Google staff before being implemented.
Google introduced its Map Maker five years ago in order for users to fill in the blanks on maps of around a dozen countries, including Pakistan.
The service was later extended across the world to a number of nations including Australia and the US.
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