Download Google Map Maker Vector Data
Mapperz, a great maps and GIS blog, this week spotted that Google are allowing developers to download the vector data for Kenya maps made in Map Maker. Please see Relief map USA *.CDR : FULL vector SPHERE projection Corel Draw for more information related. It is possible to download the data in either Keyhole Markup Language (KML) or in ESRI Shapefile format. The data is available here for non-commercial use.
Mapperz has downloaded the files and has been playing around with the data in ArcMap and Google Earth. You can see the results on the Mapperz blog.
The Brain Off blog has also been discussing this new developemnt from Google Maps and looking at the possible consequences for Open Street Map and Open Geo Data.