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Google Asks For Mapping Help, Launches Improved Map Maker
document Distributed Knowledge

Although previously available in a basic form, the new Google Map Maker adds significant improvements to the crowdsourced mapping system. According to Google's Kaushik Sridharan, Map...

Luis Enrique MoralesDec 15, 2011 07:24 pm GMT1500 views
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Google Asks For Mapping Help, Launches Improved Map Maker
Google Introduces Wiki-Like Map Maker Guides
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It’s easy to see the financial gain in crowdsourcing information (it’s free help), but Google gets other benefits as well. Map Maker users become more ingrained in the community when they make...

Tim SatterthwaiteAug 20, 2011 05:59 am GMT3371 views
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Google Introduces Wiki-Like Map Maker Guides
Google Map Maker gets the Google+ treatment so you can ‘map with your friends’
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

You can now share your Google Maps edits and reviews with people connected to you on Google+. That basically means people can now share from Map Maker – which is a crowdsourcing initiative...

Tim SatterthwaiteAug 30, 2012 12:13 pm GMT2036 views
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Google Map Maker gets the Google+ treatment so you can ‘map with your friends’
Google Map Maker gets an Activity Stream to keep users informed of changes in their neighborhood
article Distributed Knowledge

Google hopes that the Activity Stream will encourage Map Maker users to add even more content, making Google Maps more and more accurate. Crowdsourcing maps has worked for Google so far, and the...

Samuel BennettNov 13, 2012 12:03 am GMT1527 views
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Google Map Maker gets an Activity Stream to keep users informed of changes in their neighborhood
Google Map Maker now available in Singapore
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The Internet giant has finally launched its editing tool — a crowdsourcing initiative that allows users to add information to its mapping service — in Singapore, urging the local community to...

Samuel BennettJun 17, 2014 11:32 am GMT500 views
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Google Map Maker now available in Singapore
Google Shuts Down Map Maker Following Hacks
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After a series of spam attacks and other obscene edits, Google has temporarily taken its crowdsourced map editing tool Map Maker offline. The online tool has, for years, allowed those in countries...

Harshida PatelMay 13, 2015 08:22 am GMT421 views
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Google Shuts Down Map Maker Following Hacks
Google Gives Local Users More Power in Map Editing
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According to Google Map Maker software engineer Robin Anil, Regional Expert Reviewers earned their appointed positions by making an impressive number of high quality contributions to Google’s...

Rebecca GutierrezSep 14, 2011 12:28 am GMT1433 views
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Google Gives Local Users More Power in Map Editing
Map Your World: Google Updates Its Map Maker
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Google wants you to map neighborhoods, parks, cities, and streets to create a crowd-sourced global map. “Add your favorite gift shop, the nearest tree farm, or even the golf course where you...

Fritz SchaeferDec 16, 2011 12:21 pm GMT1513 views
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Map Your World: Google Updates Its Map Maker
Introducing Google Map Maker for the United States
video Distributed Knowledge

Are you a local expert? Add detail to the places you know using Google Map Maker, now available for the United States. See mapping around the world happening right now at...

Fiona MaresAug 22, 2011 10:10 am GMT1826 views
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Introducing Google Map Maker for the United States
Google Takes Inspiration from Wikipedia, Asks Canadians to Update Google Maps
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

A new tool called Google Map Maker, which launched in Canada on Monday, allows users to add roads, rivers, trails and points of interest — such as stores and libraries — or make edits to get rid of...

Harshida PatelOct 24, 2011 07:48 pm GMT2430 views
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Google Takes Inspiration from Wikipedia, Asks Canadians to Update Google Maps
Map together with Google Map Maker
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Together with other volunteer map makers, you can easily go into Google Map Maker and make changes to make the map reflect the real world for millions to see. So whether you want to add a new...

Luis Enrique MoralesDec 15, 2011 07:39 pm GMT1058 views
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Map together with Google Map Maker
Google Map Maker now available in Australia
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Google has finally released Google Map Maker – a crowdsourcing tool that allows users to edit and add Google Maps information – to the Australian market. The tool lets users add places or...

Samuel BennettAug 06, 2012 10:12 am GMT1672 views
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Google Map Maker now available in Australia
Google Maps Adds New Crowdsourced Maps of Afghanistan, Iraq & Elsewhere
document Distributed Knowledge

As curating Maps becomes a worldwide effort, crowd contributions from Map Maker will only become more important. Today's large crop of graduates is a recognition of great work by a community...

Harshida PatelOct 07, 2011 01:46 am GMT1236 views
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Google Maps Adds New Crowdsourced Maps of Afghanistan, Iraq & Elsewhere
Paying the price for Google Maps?
document Distributed Knowledge

Online commentators have been quick to point out that hard-up developers can always “just use OpenStreetMap instead”. OpenStreetMap – a free crowdsourced alternative to Google Maps – is a great...

Jayne AnnOct 31, 2011 01:20 pm GMT1814 views
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Paying the price for Google Maps?
With The Help Of Citizen Cartographers, Google Launches More Detailed Map Of North Korea
article Distributed Knowledge

Google’s Senior Product Manager of Map Maker, Jayanth Mysore, discussed what went into these new detailed views: "To build this map, a community of citizen cartographers came together...

Fritz SchaeferJan 29, 2013 01:17 pm GMT1608 views
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With The Help Of Citizen Cartographers, Google Launches More Detailed Map Of North Korea
Google’s Ground Truth Initiative For Building More Accurate Maps Now Covers 50 Countries
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Google is also launching its Map Maker tool for crowdsourcing mapping data in Russia, Taiwan and Malaysia today. Map Maker was already available in Poland and Romania before, and Google notes that...

Harshida PatelSep 04, 2014 02:08 pm GMT325 views
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Google’s Ground Truth Initiative For Building More Accurate Maps Now Covers 50 Countries
New innovation case on THINK!: Green Map
blog Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Green Map is the gathering point for both the makers and users of Green Maps, and offers inspiration to everyone interested in a sustainable future. They also act as comprehensive inventories...

Benjamin FosselSep 19, 2011 02:30 pm GMT2320 views
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New innovation case on THINK!: Green Map
Google Crowdsources Maps of North Korea, Gulags Included
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Not long after Google's Eric Schmidt visited North Korea to pontificate on the value of the open internet, Google poured a new batch of crowdsourced data into Google Maps, which includes the locations of some of the totalitarian regime's prison camps, identified matter-of-factly as "Gulags."

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Eric MackJan 29, 2013 10:43 pm GMT5014 views
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Google invites you to make India Maps better
article Distributed Knowledge

Google India has announced Mapathon 2013, the country's first mapping competition. It is a crowdsourcing initiative aimed to improve Google Maps in India. Registrations for the competition,...

Samuel BennettFeb 08, 2013 12:17 am GMT2039 views
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Google invites you to make India Maps better
Google gives Map Maker a major facelift
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

The crowdsourced service lets users add or edit places and roads, as well as review changes made by other people. The service comes with extensive how-to instructions to guide newcomers to the...

Pablo BracciniDec 16, 2011 05:02 am GMT1248 views
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Google gives Map Maker a major facelift
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