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Google Starts Including User-Generated Maps in Search Results

Also, A Look at Some Useful Google Earth Items

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Google has now made it easier to find maps created by others using My Maps. They are starting to show links to completed user-generated maps when they deem it relevant to a query.

The feature isn’t in place for everything at this point, but Google provides some examples like Google Maps searches for "President Birth Places," "London Olympics 2012," "US State Capitals," and others.

 

"In addition to making searching better, this is also an excuse for you to go polish your maps, since now the world can find them!" says James Macgill at the Google Lat Long Blog. "Remember, if we find an attribution in your feed we will link back to you."

In other news, Frank Taylor at the unofficial Google Earth Blog has posted a couple interesting items. The first is a how-to video on using Street View in Google Earth:

He also looks at how to set up Google Earth Options. "If you’re wondering what Google Earth experts do to make things run faster or better, then read this article," he says. Check it out here.

Google Starts Including User-Generated Maps in Search Results


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  • http://blog.hichamaged.net/ Hicham

    Ah I see! So one should beware about the content to get the relevant query. This is a nice idea to work on. Moreover, the How-To video is impressive.

  • http://www.heanorfestival.co.uk heanor festival week 2009

    we use Google Maps for all our websites, they often come up no.1 in search results in google, and with photos and details attached act as a mini-site for us

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