01/06/2010 to 31/12/2011
JumpStart International
Donor Amount: 
USD 231, 770

During our street mapping project, JumpStart Georgia decided to put a few young coders to the task of using the now public data to create a street search application. The end result was MapSpot, the first online street map of Georgia and the only site at the time that allowed the public to share links to places in Georgia.

14 April 2011

JumpStart Georgia’s Data Now Live on Google Map Maker

Over the last several years I have heard thousands of complaints and questions by disappointed Georgians and foreigners alike who, while researching Georgia online sooner or later stumble upon the question: Why is Georgia not on Google Maps? Where is Georgia on Google Maps? These questions became increasingly pointed at Google representatives themselves following the Georgian-Russian conflict in 2008.

26 January 2011

A Year of Mapping Georgia

At last, we’ve finally packaged up our Georgia map data! I’m particularly excited, as this represents the culmination of over a year of work by hundreds of people, and the result is one of the best, and certainly the most up to date map that exists of Georgia. It’s truly amazing how so many people have come together to work on this project, mapping their own towns and regions with the local knowledge that no one else could possibly have.

This video shows over a year of work, as our mappers gradually expanded the map to cover an immense amount of space.