African universities to be mapped by students on Google maps

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The students from over 90 universities in 12 sub Saharan African countries have been brought together for a two weeks long mapping activities to put their university campuses and surrounding areas on Google map. Google Student Ambassadors (GSA) are bringing together students from across Africa to provide answers to you at the click of a button.

The activity is expected to create thousands of edits on Google maps. The university students and surrounding communities will benefit from easier access to useful venues and buildings, such as: administrative blocks, cafeterias, accommodation and dining buildings, libraries, laboratories, banks and other useful places in their various locales.

The event started  with more than 1800 student mappers being trained from across Africa. According to Google  over 90 universities across SSA will simultaneously have their campuses uploaded onto the map.

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