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Google launches ‘My Maps’

Google Maps is now much more than a search tool, or a great application for developers to create mash-ups. Digital Explorer created a map of the Middle East with geo-located video for the recent Offscreen Student Expedition.

It is now possible for anyone to create their own Google Map, using ‘My Maps’ and link to this from their own website. Have a play around and see what you come up with. There is an amazing amount of content which you can add to your own map. When you have clicked on the ‘My Maps’ tab, just click ‘Add content’.

The other exciting feature of Google Maps versus Google Earth, is that Maps now supports a html editor, meaning that you can embed video, extremely easily.

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