Google Map Maker

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natfoot

Photographer
Are you interested in or heard of Google Map Maker?
If so Here is an introductory video: http://youtu.be/znCPgldRWTc

If you are ready to edit after just that video join us at: http://www.google.com/mapmaker

There are more instructional videos below:
How to Edit a Feature http://youtu.be/AXwWWOILMM8
How to Moderate a Feature http://youtu.be/2ic8P-YAFWs

We need more knowledgeable Railroaders on Google Map Maker.
Each line on the map should represent segment of track.

If you are ready to edit, join us at: http://www.google.com/mapmaker
 

weekendrailroader

Guy with the green hat
I'm already working on a map that I hope will show all abandoned railroad lines in Western Washington (minus temporary logging lines). If everyone does a mpa for their area, we could end up with a pretty comprehensive railroad map database.:)
 
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RailfanRails

Guest
Without having to sit thru a youtube video that may be as dry as last weeks sandwich, what exactly are you making (a static visual goes along way)?
 

natfoot

Photographer
Google Map Maker is a new product that Google has put out. It allows us the users to edit Google Maps. i just went to the Google Geo Users Summit, where we discussed this product and how to make it better.

Right now the focus is making sure the present day is accurate. They may put a history version of this together so that we all may see the history.

Just to say it again, this is editing the official Google Maps not a my places map.
 




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