Google Launches Map Maker in the US, Pulls Google Video, Streams Royal Video
Article by George Norman
On 21 Apr 2011
Here are three Google-related news in a single article; I thought they go well together.

The first one is that the Mountain View-based search engine giant has launched Google Map Maker in the good old US of A. Google Map Maker is an app that allows the users to add information and update Google Maps. So far Map Maker has been a big success at an international level; it has been used to edit the maps of 183 countries and regions. The users have mapped cities, road networks and universities – elements that were not included in Google Maps and Google Earth have been included by the users.

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Encouraged by the success of Google Map Maker and by the fact that the collective expertise of the Map Maker community benefits the millions of Google Maps and Google Earth users, Google has decided to open up Google Map Maker for the US.

“We’re opening the map of the United States in Google Map Maker for you to add your expert local knowledge directly,” announced Lalitesh Katragadda, Tech Lead and Manik Gupta, Product Manager, Google Map Maker. “You know your neighborhood or hometown best, and with Google Map Maker you can ensure the places you care about are richly represented on the map. For example, you can fix the name of your local pizza parlor, or add a description of your favorite book store. You can help make the map complete in other ways as well, such as marking the bike lanes in your town or adding all of the buildings on your university campus so they appear in Google Maps.”

The two went on to say that all user contributions will be reviewed to make sure they are accurate. After user contributed edits are reviewed and found to be accurate, they will show up in Google Maps.

Moving on, the second news in this article is that Google decided to shut down Google Video. Starting with May 13, videos will no longer be available for playback on Google Videos. Users have until May 27 to download their videos from Google Video (a “Download” link has been added to make this as easy as possible) or to migrate to a linked YouTube account (a “Migrate to YouTube” link is available on the video status page). After May 27, the download and migration features will be disabled. Additional info on this topic is available here.

And sticking with the video theme we’ve got going on here we get to the third news. YouTube announced recently that the Royal Wedding will be streamed live. On the 29th of April at Westminster Abbey, Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton will be wed and the event will be streamed live on YouTube, on the Royal Household’s official YouTube channel here.



Tags: Google, Google Map Maker, Google Video, YouTube
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