Niantic has decided to no longer use Google Maps for Pokemon GO and has now opted to use open-source, user-generated OpenStreetMap instead. You may see quite a different map when you next log-in as the company is performing a slow roll-out for the change with only a handful of countries noticing the change so far. The change to OpenStreetMap should be welcomed as it editable by anyone which could mean many points of interest returning as data gets submitted by players. Unfortunately, some fans are already reporting that areas that were once abundant with activity have now turned into exactly the opposite.
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