Ever since I heard and watched David Jakes present on Google Maps as well as Google Earth at TechForum Southwest in Austin this past November, I’ve been itching for an excuse/reason to play more with Google Maps. Last week’s visit to Seattle for NCCE 2008 provided me with just the opportunity I was looking for! I used Google Maps this evening to create a linked, customized map of our favorite restaurants we visited on our recent trip:
I was thrilled to notice, after I created this map, that Google Maps now permits COLLABORATION between multiple people. How cool, as well as powerful! Unlike Google Documents, which (as far as I know) only permits collaboration with individuals you specify, Google Maps permits editing and collaboration with ANYONE:
Ah, the possibilities, the possibilities! In true web 2.0 style, visitors to a shared Google Map can “rate” it as well as leave comments. Look for more Google Maps coming soon from Washington D.C., as I journey there next week (accompanied by technical assistant, my 4th grade son) for the COSN conference! 🙂
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