GoogleMapsVision: A Semi-Realtime Edits Viewer

google maps recent edits

Google Maps just released a semi-realtime viewer of user edits. Sometime after the edits happen they pop up on the map in little balloons. It’s very similar to Twittervision (or FlickrvisionRadar post) in that you get a sense of what locations your fellow internet users find important. Aside from gaining buzz the viewer will also encourage people to edit locations (there’s a handy box in the top right). Watching the screen for a little while compelled me to correct the placement of my house.

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