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Pokemon Go players crowd sourcing a map for Kamloops

Pokemon Go players amongst regular park goers at Riverside Park, Monday, July 18, 2016.
July 20, 2016 - 2:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - A new Google map is evolving in Kamloops with the goal of helping Pokemon Go players find their digital monsters.

The map has been created for players of the game to find or add important locations in the city. It lists PokeStops, Pokemon gyms and areas where Pokemon have spawned around the city. Locations from Logan Lake to Sorrento have been listed.

There are around 230 points of interest on the map, with most shown around the downtown, west end and Riverside Park. On the North Shore the areas in and around McDonald Park, McArthur Island Park and Tranquille Road have a spots bunched together. Thompson Rivers University is also populated with points of interest.

The map was created by Justin Hay on July 13, according to a Facebook post. On the Kamloops Pokemon Go Facebook group people have said they plan to add locations as they explore new areas. So far the map has nearly 4,000 views.

The game was released in Canada on Sunday, July 17, but some players used a work around to download the American version early. Since its release the game has acquired a massive fan base and has impacted people in a variety of ways, as players have found dead bodies, been lured into traps and injured themselves.

In Kamloops the game has caused a crowd to regularly gather at Riverside Park near the bottom of Third Avenue, one of the hotspots on the map.

Find past stories on Pokemon Go here.

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