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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Google: Please Talk to Us

Now, by us, I mean the geospatial community, not just Directions Media.

The past day revealed many changes within Google Maps (here’s Google’s statement on the matter, on its LatLong Blog). Bloggers have raised many questions related mostly to the new Google owned data that appears, which includes parcel level data in some areas. There are concerns about quality and up-to-date-ness, about Google claiming copyright on data that is public and the goal of this effort. I’ve seen but one response to the fray from a Googler: Mano Marks in a comment on James Fee’s blog pointed someone to the this page, to learn how he could share his authoritative data.

I look forward to learning more about these changes and the “new” data so we in the community can determine if and how we might take advantage of them. I hope we don’t have to wait too long.

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/08 at 09:02 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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