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New Google Maps and related training

google_newYou may know this already, but Google is launching a new Google Maps.  They also have online training to get the most out of it.  I believe the technology behind the maps is changing – from tiled and cached images of the data, to tiled and cached data itself – this could help rendering, and allow data to be accessed remotely – could be pretty powerful.

Information about the new Google Maps

Full information page

The quest to build the perfect map will never be over, but we’re excited about the steps we’re taking towards building the next generation of maps. Please visit this page to request an invite and we hope you have fun with the new Google Maps.


Go to the page

Mapping with Google is a self-paced, online course developed to help you better navigate the world around you by improving your use of the new Google Maps, Maps Engine Lite, and Google Earth. All registrants will receive an invitation to preview the new Google Maps.

Through a combination of video and text lessons, activities, and projects, you’ll learn to do much more than look up directions or find your house from outer space. Tell a story of your favorite locations with rich 3D imagery, or plot sights to see on your upcoming trip and share with your travel buddies. During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from Google experts and collaborate with a worldwide community of participants, via Google+ Hangouts and a course forum.

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