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Google Introduces Wiki-Like Map Maker Guides
document Distributed Knowledge

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 GMT3014 views
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Google Introduces Wiki-Like Map Maker Guides
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 GMT1116 views
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Google Asks For Mapping Help, Launches Improved Map Maker
Google Gives Local Users More Power in Map Editing
document Distributed Knowledge

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 GMT1161 views
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Google Gives Local Users More Power in Map Editing
Map together with Google Map Maker
video Distributed Knowledge

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 GMT896 views
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Map together with Google Map Maker
Map Your World: Google Updates Its Map Maker
blog Distributed Knowledge, Tools

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 GMT1362 views
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Map Your World: Google Updates Its Map Maker
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 GMT1785 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 GMT1265 views
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Google Map Maker gets an Activity Stream to keep users informed of changes in their neighborhood
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 GMT1669 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 GMT1966 views
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Google Takes Inspiration from Wikipedia, Asks Canadians to Update Google Maps
Google Map Maker now available in Australia
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

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 GMT1457 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 GMT1082 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 GMT1322 views
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Paying the price for Google Maps?
World Bank Assumes Control of Google Map Data
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Today's partnership with the World Bank is a clearer example than the murky history of access to the Google Maps API. Google Map Maker is a moderated Google program, and Google has selected...

Jason RobbinsJan 17, 2012 10:03 am GMT1239 views
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World Bank Assumes Control of Google Map Data
Apple Maps Boss Gets the Ax, But That Won't Kill Its Bugs
article Distributed Knowledge

But it is way behind Google (GOOG) Map Maker when it comes to making repairs. After all, Google’s Map Maker—a browser-based tool that allows people to edit map features on Google Maps — taps what...

Claire MackayNov 28, 2012 01:42 pm GMT1605 views
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Apple Maps Boss Gets the Ax, But That Won't Kill Its Bugs
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 GMT1313 views
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With The Help Of Citizen Cartographers, Google Launches More Detailed Map Of North Korea
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 GMT2059 views
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New innovation case on THINK!: Green Map
Crowdsortium Symposium: Google Map Maker
video Distributed Knowledge, Tools

This video features James Kelly, Product Manager for Google Map Maker. The presentation depicts Google's use of user generated content to create more detailed maps across the globe.

Archenette EvangelioSep 28, 2011 07:37 am GMT2740 views
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Crowdsortium Symposium: Google Map Maker
World Bank Announces Its Crowdsourced Map Data Will Be Free for the Crowd
document Distributed Knowledge

Open source advocates say those terms would preclude using non-Google platforms that compete with Google services, like OpenStreetMap. It seemed to folks like Ushahidi's Patrick Meier that...

Fiona MaresMar 30, 2012 10:48 pm GMT953 views
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World Bank Announces Its Crowdsourced Map Data Will Be Free for the Crowd
How Google’s India maps are built
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Creating maps out of crowdsourced data presents technological and systems challenges that are huge.The high-resolution satellite imagery on the Map Maker platform is where it start.Once the user...

Fiona MaresOct 29, 2012 07:51 am GMT2329 views
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How Google’s India maps are built
Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Profile Badges To The Most Helpful Community Members
article Tools

Today, the Google Maps team has announced a bit of a “reward” system for those who help out a lot. It wants to reward accomplishments that are met by members of the community and I happen to think...

Benjamin FosselNov 22, 2012 04:40 am GMT1464 views
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Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Profile Badges To The Most Helpful Community Members
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