A new map-publishing tool introduced by Google could fuel public consumption of neighborhood information by offering an easier way to publish and share granular geographic data online. Google Maps Gallery, an expansion of Google Maps Engine, lets organizations publish their maps in galleries that are discoverable through major search engines and viewable on Google Earth, "making it seamless for citizens and stakeholders to access diverse mapping data," Google says. Marc Davison, founding partner at real estate marketing communications firm 1000watt, noted that the "bigger, deeper, more interesting contextual data for users to peruse for free offers users a much deeper and more entertaining look into the market" than is currently found through map searches on most broker sites. Pu...
Jan 16, 2014 by Teke Wiggin
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