Edmonton will become the first Canadian city to be mapped by Uber, the ride-sharing company announced Friday.

A few dozen Uber mapping cars have begun to criss-cross Edmonton collecting data and images as part of an international project.

“For us, the most important thing for Uber globally is to improve the pickup and drop-off experience,” Manik Gupta, Uber’s head of mapping and a former Google Maps executive, said in an interview Friday.

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