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Google launches collaborative My Maps editing

Google has added a collaboration feature to the My Maps section of Google Maps. What does that mean? Essentially you can create a custom map, and then open it up for other people to edit. Say, for example you're planning a trip to Chicago with friends. You want to use Google Maps to plot the places you should visit when you're there. You can find a few destinations and add them to the map and th...

Google Maps adds community maps to search results

Google is starting to add user-generated information to Google Maps search results. For example, if you search for "bike paths in New York," several of the top results will include a note showing where the East River Bike Path narrows as well as listings for bike shops. The user-generated results show up with blue icons, and for this particular query are a lot more accurate than the standard res...