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May 7, 2008

Explore Places in Google Maps


Google Maps started to integrate some of the most popular mapplets and user-generated maps. When you search for a location (like Rome), you'll be able to see Panoramio photos, YouTube videos, places of interest, popular searches and maps so you can get a better sense of what to expect if you go there. As you zoom the map, the sidebar is updated to reflect your new location.

The feature is reminiscent of Flickr Places, but the map plays the role of placeholder for geotagged content.

10 comments:

  1. It is looking like user generated mashups.

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  2. i thing the best video mashup is http://www.videomap.it/en

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  3. I like the new explore feature :) but wonder why it uses Panarameo & not PicassaWebAlbums :-/
    Though i think using both (or even including flicker, etc) would be best ;)
    - imma

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  4. I believe pictures from Panoramio were being integrated into Google Earth before Picasa Web had geotagging... Hope they'll start using geotagged pictures from public Picasa Web albums soon as well!

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  5. Google maps is sweet... I remember I searched for my house before and found it to be hidden under what seemed to be a cloud... haha

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  6. I am thinkink using both (or even including flicker, etc) would be best ;)

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  7. I remember I searched for my house before and found it to be hidden under what seemed to be a cloud... haha

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  8. Hope they'll start using geotagged pictures from public Picasa Web albums soon as well!

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  9. @Resveratrol
    you can see geotagged pictures from public picasaweb albums, though it's a bit fiddly

    go to maps.google.com, click on My Maps on the left
    under 'Featured Content' tick 'Photos from Picasa Web Albums'

    or go here & tick it http://maps.google.com/maps/mm?ll=53.95,-1.06&spn=0.0098,0.019&z=16

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  10. A little bit to late here, but...
    TO be honest, i never used before G map, but last time i needed a map as i was in Spain, and i was surprised!! Rally!

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