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					   Google Maps Deutschland
   http://maps/google.de/

   Die deutsche Version von Google Maps bezieht sich nur auf die Sprachunterstützung.
   Hochaufgelöste Satellitenbilder und das deutsche Straßennetz sind schon länger integriert.
   Deutsche Unternehmen können ihre ergänzenden Daten jedoch nicht direkt bei Google
   eingegeben oder verändern, sondern müssen das beim Branchenverzeichnis Infobel
   beantragt werden. Google Maps bietet nun auch für Deutschland lokale
   Suchmöglichkeiten. Neben der Suche nach Hotels oder Firmen in einer gewählten
   Umgebung ist auch eine Routenplanung möglich.


Google Maps - Persönliche Karten erstellen
Die programmierbare Schnittstelle für Google Maps (API) verlangt einiges an technischem
Verständnis. Für eine weite Verbreitung einer Anwendung muss diese für Nutzer ohne
technische Vorkenntnisse handhabbar sein. Für die Google Maps a la carte können durch
einfaches Klicken zusätzliche Informationen bereitgestellt werden.

Bilder, Videos, Texte, einfache grafische Darstellungen können Sie verwenden um ganz
persönliche Karten zusammenzustellen. Dreidimensionale Modelle die für Google Earth
erstellt wurden sind als .KML-Datei nutzbar. Die attraktivsten Restaurants in Ihrer
Umgebung, “Geheimtipps” zum Ausgehen, Urlaubsrouten usw. Der Ideenvielfalt sind keine
Grenzen gesetzt. Selbst Archäologen profitieren von Google Maps und Google Earth.
Zukünftig sollen GeoRSS-Informationen zum Standort hinzugefügt werden können. Sie
können über den Zugriff auf Ihre Informationen in Google Maps mit den Optionen “Privat”
und “Öffentlich” entscheiden.

Nachfolgende Beschreibung erhält ausführliche Informationen wie Sie die Google Maps zu
Ihren ganz persönlichen Maps umfunktionieren:

Google Maps



Maps made easy

Friday, April 6, 2007 9:48 AM
Posted By Aman Govil, Associate Product Marketing Manager

When I heard about how the Berkeley Anthropology Library had created a map
http://anthromap.lib.berkeley.edu/ showing the areas of focus of student dissertations
on a map of the world, I was impressed. The Google Maps API
http://www.google.com/apis/maps/ , the platform they used to create it, requires
programming skills and a website to host the map. Creating such a detailed map, I
imagined, would have taken a good deal of time and skill. And there's just something
that is so captivating about a map that is customized to show places that interest you,
and then sharing it with others so they can explore. So, in the interest of making the
creation of a customizable map a whole lot easier, we've launched a new feature on
Google Maps that allows you to make your own custom maps quickly and easily --
really, just by pointing and clicking. Plus, you don't have to host it -- we'll give you a
unique URL that you can share, and you can also save it as a Google Earth KML file
on your computer. You can create your own maps or explore ones that others have
created -- it's all under the new My Maps tab.

One of my favorite examples is America's Highway: Oral Histories of Route 66, a
map with embedded photos and videos, which were created as part of a research
project through Johns Hopkins University. No matter what kind of library you work in,
there are endless ways you can put My Maps to use. For example, if you work in a
public library system, why not create a map showing all of your library branches, and
share the URL with your patrons? You can even include hours of operation and a
photo for each branch. If you work in a school or university library, there are an
endless number of educational topics for which you can create maps with students.
Oh, and you don't have to worry about how people will find your map and information
-- just choose to make your map public and we will show it in our search results,
along with all the geo-referenced user-generated content from sites across the web.

If you're ready to create a customized map right now, you can get started with the My
Maps user guide. For more details on the My Maps launch and more examples of
custom maps, check out our post on the main Google blog.


Map-making: So easy a caveman could do it

4/05/2007 06:01:00 AM
Posted by Jess Lee, Product Manager, Google Maps

Humans have been making maps since the Stone Age. In fact, map-making predates
written language by several millenia. Nowadays, people make maps online using
tools like the Google Maps API -- but using an API isn't as easy as scribbling on a
cave wall.

That's why we're announcing My Maps, a new feature that makes it quick and easy to
create your own custom Google Maps just by pointing and clicking. You can add
placemarks, draw lines and shapes, and embed text, photos and videos -- all using a
simple drag and drop interface. Your map automatically gets a public URL that you
can share with your friends and family, or you can also publish your map for inclusion
in Google Maps search results. We'll continue to show organic local search results
with red pushpins; user-generated results will have blue pushpins. The user-created
results include KML as well as maps made through My Maps.

To give you a better idea of what kind of maps you can make, here are some
examples that Googlers created after we released the feature internally. (We ran a
contest and gave a Nintendo Wii to the best map-maker.)

      America's Highway: Oral Histories of Route 66: A glimpse into life on the
       legendary (and now-decommissioned) highway, and what drivers will find
       there today
         Around Japan in 28 Days: Catalogs a trip across Japan that can be done in 3
          weeks
         2004 Presidential Election: Red states, blue states, and election stats for each
         The World of Hello World: A map of programming languages and rough
          locations in the world where they were created
         Olympic Host Cities: Cities that have hosted the Olympic Games with links to
          related Wikipedia information
         The Googleplex: A photo essay on life at the Google headquarters in
          Mountain View
         Monster Sightings: Locations of monster sightings across the globe

And the list goes on. We've seen maps for housewarming parties, marathons, band
tour schedules, blogs, and even resumes. Since customizing maps has become this
easy, we encourage you to create your own to share with friends and family. Have
fun!

4/15/07

** Google Making Map Making Easier
<http://www.researchbuzz.org/wp/2007/04/15/google-making-map-making-easier/>

Catching up â | Google has announced in their blog that they're down with the "so easy a
cave man can do it" meme. Oh, and they're also allowing users to make their own Google
Maps with the new My Maps feature.

The instructions for using the new My Maps feature are at
http://maps.google.com/help/maps/userguide/index.html . As you might expect, you'll have
to have a Google account to use the My Maps feature. Start at maps.google.com, and choose
the My Maps tab. You'll be given an option to create a new Google Map as well as browse
other maps that folks have created.

It's surprising what you can add to a map. You can add placemarks, of course, as well as
lines or shapes. But you can also add photographs or even videos. You can use rich text or
HTML descriptions as well. To get an idea of what's possible, visit the map of Olympic
locations, which has a little commentary, different placemarks, and HTML and images in the
descriptions.

(I tried to use Google to see how other people were using the My Maps feature and had a
little luck with the query inurl:ms site:maps.google.com/maps/ . But there isn't much
there.)

Once you've generated the map, you have the option to make it public or private as you
choose. You can also get a KML file that you can display on Google Earth. You can grab a
distinct URL that you can share with others.

What you CAN'T do -- and the reason I probably won't be using this feature much -- is
embed the map in your own page. I looked around for some way to JavaScript a generated map
onto your own site, and I didn't see one. I like the flexibility that's been given -- you
can really make and personalize a map -- but how about a little more help getting it on
your site?

Google Maps Profile Pages

When you come across a map someone created or a review someone wrote,
the new Profile Pages in Google Maps let you hover over the person's
name to see a snippet of information about the author. Click on the
nickname to access his or her complete profile page, which aggregates
all the public maps and all the review he or she has created on Google
Maps. You can also customize your own profile picture and information
by clicking on the "My Profile" link.
http://maps.google.com

Google Maps
Routen in Google Maps lassen sich bereits seit einiger Zeit direkt per Drag&Drop interaktiv
anpassen. In der Route wird so ein zusätzlicher Wegpunkt eingefügt. Da aber die präzise
Adresse des hastig mit der Maus zurecht gezogenen Via-Wegpunkts relativ uninteressant zum
Erreichen des Ziels ist, wurde daraus kurzerhand ein kleiner weißer Punkt gemacht, der in der
Übersicht nicht als Wegpunkt extra aufgeführt wird.
Das ganze ist vor allem dann praktisch, wenn man viele Wegpunkte setzt und die genaue
Routenübersicht dadurch völlig überfrachtet wird.
Details zum eingefügten Wegpunkt, sowie vor allem die Möglichkeit ihn schnell wieder zu
entfernen stehen nun im Kontextmenü per Rechtsklick zur Verfügung. Über dieses Menü läßt
sich der Punkt auch wieder zu einer Wegmarkierung, der im Routenplan erscheint,
umwandeln.

11/17/07

** Google Gets Via On Its Maps
<http://www.researchbuzz.org/wp/2007/11/17/google-gets-via-on-its-maps/>

Google recently announced a couple of changes to their maps. There's now a "Via" function
that allows you to set your route by creating a series of way points.

While this does work for local routes, it also works if you're going cross-country. So you
want to go from, say, Durham to Beverly Hills, you can go via Detroit, Houston, Montana,
and Portland.

If you haven't used Google Maps in a while, you might want to also consider the checkbox
that allows you to avoid highways, and the reverse directions feature. Of course, if you
want directions to get somewhere by foot, and not by car, I think Ask Maps is your best
bet...

Die neue Ansicht bei Maps Oberfläche (bzw. Terrain) zeigt ein Relief der Landschaft.

Google hat My Maps ein neues Feature gegeben: Zusammenarbeiten. Man kann nun einfacher
Freunden einen Link zur einer Karte geben, wenn man möchte, kann man diesen auch Rechte
zum Bearbeiten geben.
"Die My Maps Funktion in Google Maps machte es den Nutzern möglich eigene Karten mit
ihren Hobbys oder ähnlichem zu erstellen und mit der Welt zu teilen. So kann ein Surfer ganz
einfach seine Lieblingsorte veröffentlichen oder ein Surf-Club die Besten Strände in der
Umgebung.

Over the past month Google Maps has made a number of improvements,
including adding a Terrain overlay that displays physical features
such as mountains, valleys, and forestation as well as elevation
shading, river rapids, and hiking trails. By clicking the Terrain
overlay for New York, for instance, you can see 3D models of buildings
in Manhattan. There's also the new Editable Maps, to help correct data
on Google Maps, such as the exact location of your house -- just like
a wiki database.


Google Maps für Handys testet derzeit eine neue Funktion, die das Leben auch ohne GPS
leichter machen soll. Die neue Funktion "Mein Standort" zeigt auch dann die ungefähre
Position des Gerätes auf einer Land- beziehungsweise Stadtkarte, wenn das Gerät nicht über
GPS verfügt.

Besonders genau ist diese Angabe nicht, was bei der Anzeige durch einen Umkreis
verdeutlicht wird Doch es wird immerhin ein Näherungswert angegeben, der dem wahren
Standort laut Google auf durchschnittlich 1.000 Meter nahe kommt. Der Wert wird offenbar
durch eine Orientierung (Triangulierung?) an den nächsten Funkmasten bestimmt, mit denen
das Handgerät kommuniziert.

Die Anwendung kann mobil unter der Adresse www.google.de/gmm geladen werden (Java,
Windows Mobile, Palm OS). Eine Version für das iPhone existiert nicht.


Updates to Google Maps

Now, whenever you search for a location on Google Maps, you'll get a
better understanding of locales around the world, because you can see
Paranoramio photos, view YouTube videos, find user-created maps, and
peruse popular queries specific to that location. All of these options
appear when you click the "Explore this area" link in the left-hand
side panel. Also, this month, we introduced rooftop geo-coding for 50
million homes and businesses in the U.S., which significantly improves
mapping accuracy. You'll see that address searches in Google Maps will
now often return results with pinpoint accuracy.
http://maps.google.com


June 10, 2008

Google Maps Adds Richer Data to Search


Adding richer data to search results is a bit of a trend, and now Google Maps is jumping on the

bandwagon. The Google LatLong blog has announced the addition of richer data to its search

results. The data includes photos, reviews and a "more info" link that opens an "info window" that
features more data.


Below is a screenshot of a search for pizza in Raleigh, NC. If you have a local business, you'll want
to add your company to the Google Maps Local Business Center in order to show up in the results.
Posted by Nathania Johnson at June 10, 2008 10:53 AM