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Google “My Maps”

Jul - 13 - 2007
Nicole C. Engard

I saw this new tab earlier but just ignored it (who needs another “my” tool?), but then I read what it was all about on Lifehacker and had to share.

To add multiple layers of data points to your maps – like information about real estate prices, weather, earthquakes and movie showtimes – from the “My Maps” tab hit “Add content,” and watch all those third-party Google maps mashups get consolidated onto GMaps proper.

Very very very cool! This is a great example of how using user-generated content can add value to your tool (or possibly – you library catalog?).

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Lisa says:

    Have you seen mapmyrun? It is geared toward runners, but is an awesome workout tool for not only those who run but also walk, bike, etc.

    http://www.mapmyrun.com/

    How’s the school term so far?

  2. Nicole says:

    I’m not much for the outdoorsy exercise :) Term is going well – I’m counting the minutes until I graduate.


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