Will new countries be added to Explorer mode?
there are a few new countries with acceptable coverage now, like panama, UAE or zimbabwe, at least better than existing madagascar. there are also a few countries with similar coverage to madagascar, like myanmar, oman, saudi arabia, costa rica and bosnia.
And because some people think working for free for Google is a good idea, it is very unlikely to have Google adding new country on Street View (and thus in GeoGuessr). Why Google would spend time and money doing what people are willing to do for free? They even have to pay Google to send their data to Google Maps so they only give reasons to Google to not cover new countries anymore.
Only the Emirates are missing in the officially covered countries. Costa Rica and Egypt have landmarks too so they may be added as well. But that's it. I guess Belarus could be added too if you want to play in 3 streets of Minsk.
was just confused about madagascar. greenland i can understand, because it cant possibly be much better. but adding madagascar (and india, for that matter) shouldnt really have been added in the first place. i agree, better not add any more countries without extensive and good coverage.
future candidates (all better than madagascar) probably are hong kong, macao (both with perfect coverage!), aland islands (unless they are included in finland), french polynesia, barbados, french carribean (martinique+guadeloupe), cyprus (whole island pls). there are some more, but better no new madagascar.
in any case, as i said before, any of them are better than india and madagascar, totally unplayable in explorer mode, just to get silver one needs to memorise a few locations.
Hong Kong and Macao would be great additions. China is not a problem at all, nobody cares about a country that blocks Google anyways. And Taiwan is already in the explorer mode.
Does someone knows why?