Searching Maps Just Got Better

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I just noticed today something new on Google Maps that connects the map to wikipedia and images! And, you, your staff, and your customers can participate in this as well! Talk about civic engagement… imagine if libraries sponsored a project using these tools!

I started at Google Maps and typed in Boise, Idaho and then on the map where it says "More" I checked off Photos and Wikipedia!

The wikipedia article and the image show up in the map browser, no new tabs, and no new windows! See this one for the Old Penitentiary!

I believe that Google Earth does this already, but this seems more participatory. For more information on adding wikipedia articles see Placeopedia… and on how to add photos see Panoramio!