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Gojek-Grab battle opens way for US mapping startup

StreetCred's point-of-interest spotters fill in blind spots left by Google Maps

StreetCred hopes map-reliant companies like Gojek and Grab find its data significant and valuable. (Source photo by Ken Kobayashi)

JAKARTA -- Recently, Rezka Sukma has spent a lot of time walking the streets, staring at Google Maps. She isn't trying to get anywhere, she is trying to find places that aren't on the app or find elements that are misidentified or out of date.

"There was a place on Google Maps that was labelled as the "As Syifa" drugstore, but now it is just a house," the 23-year-old university student from Bogor, south of Jakarta, said. "That's the weakness of Google, slow updates for insignificant places."

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