Google Map Maker Summit

Together with blogger friends, I attended the Google Map Maker Summit last April 12, 2012 held at the Santuario De La Salle here in Bacolod City.  I know of Google Maps and Google Earth since I use these a lot for research and references but this was the first time I became aware that there was a Google Map Maker.  I did not even know that I was already using this application when I was adding tags to my house in Google Maps. That just tells you how much of a newbie I still am when it comes to web development (most of the participants said they were "developers"). Anyway, I learned a lot that day and have registered to be a volunteer in Mapping the Philippines, in particular my city and province.  In fact, I plan to organize a mapUp in my city before classes open in June. A mapUp is basically a gathering of about 10-20 volunteers whose goal is to map their area of the world.  Here are my pictures of the event.



Mapping is more fun in the Philippines!


Comments

  1. This sounds good! Mapping and MapUp are two interesting words, aren't they? I can't wait to see loads of Philippine photos when searching on Google Maps. :)

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  2. we had that here too , but i didn't attend .
    love the shirts :)

    by the way, im currently having a blog giveaway.
    i hope you can join :)
    http://iwriteitalldownhere.blogspot.com/2012/05/unleashed-randomness-x-frida-accesoire.html

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  3. Google map is very helpful for me now like it has become my directory when I need to locate something. Oh! its the first time I came to know about Google Map Maker, I am interested.

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    1. check out Map Maker in your google plus page...there are links to tools there.

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  4. This is tangential, but I'm not sure if tagging your house is a good idea, for safety reasons.

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    1. I know, but then I live in a small city and all you have to do is ask the tricycle driver and they'll bring you to my house, so I thought...what the heck! Thanks anyway!

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  5. thank you for google maps! such a great creation :)

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  6. Quite interesting. But how do you exactly start mapping one's location? :)

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    1. you can go to google maps and look for your location. Then check if your location has already been mapped, if not and you want to do it, you can click on map maker. Of course your data will be reviewed and approved.

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  7. this can be useful in future

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  8. thanks for the information.. would love to join a map making event soon too

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  9. Wow can we help? I'm curious how we can contribute in mapping the Philippines.

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  10. Hats off to these map makers. We often take them for granted considering how google maps have become so much a part of our lives now.:)

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  11. Mapping something isn't as easy as it seems to me but I guess its fun though. ^_^

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  12. Me and hubby always look at the google mapping always.My favorite is my parents house .I can see their house and the car parked outside even if we are far away or my any house or place that we want to see.Google map is really helpful especially now that we are scouting for a new house on sale at yahoo.

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  13. Attended the Google Mapping Summit here in General Santos. It was fun and I love the freebies from Google!!! Stickers and the shirt <3

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  14. it would be nice for every streets and corner in the Phils get mapped...

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  15. The shirts looks cool! Google maps are so much fun to use. I like using it touring the place I grew up with. It's like walking down the memory lane virtually. =)

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  16. Hope to attend a mapmaker summit in the future and learn more about this.

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  17. This summit will definitely bring a lot more people
    into the mapping world.

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  18. we always use google map...especially when im buying vouchers online i need to know their location's accessibility before making a purchase

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  19. love the application too! but haven't done any mapping yet! :)

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  20. Glad to know this. Google Map is really a big help and i am happy that we are starting it already in our country. Cool.

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  21. I also didn't know Google Map Maker. It's like Wiki pala...the public can contribute to it. It's a scary prospect though to actually see your house in the map. :))

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  22. haha. nice! this sounds interesting.. thank you Google map! its really a big help for me

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  23. Google map always comes in handy whenever I need to go to places I'm not familiar of. Not always accurate though. Just a few months ago, my Dutch friend and I agreed to meet in Intramuros and he said he'll wait in Baluarte de San Andres when he actually meant Baluarte de San Diego. I blamed him for the mistake and he blamed Google Map and showed me the maps error lols. But in general, Google map is indeed helpful :-)

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    1. that's true Michelle. That's why Google is organizing mapUps to correct this. Maybe you can attend if there is one in your area :)

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    2. Great! Google Maps is really a useful tool, I should know since I'm feeble at going places :(

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