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Our First Edits With Google Map Maker UK!

Anthony Marshall
Anthony Marshall
11 Apr 2013
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You may be aware that today <a href="http://google-latlong.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/welcoming-united-kingdom-to-google-map.html" target="_blank">Google Map Maker was released in the UK</a> and already we have put this to use for the residents of Letchworth Garden City!

A few weeks ago I was trying to show a friend how to walk from the Letchworth Morrisons’ car park to <a href="http://www.davids-bookshops.co.uk/" target="_blank">David’s Books</a> where we were meeting for a coffee. I had previously noticed that the walking directions didn’t use the crossings available, but went the long way around...

Today I have used Google Map Maker to edit the Broadway in Letchworth to add the footpath down the middle, and the road crossings, so the walking directions now show the shortest route (after they get accepted of course). My edits can be seen here: <a href="http://www.google.com/mapmaker?gw=66&amp;uid=213554047047040465663" target="_blank">http://www.google.com/mapmaker?gw=66&uid=213554047047040465663</a>

Take a look and get editing your local area!

Giles

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