Google Map Maker in Poland and Ukraine; YouTube Video Editor UI & Features Updates; Find JavaScript Memory Leaks with 'Leak Finder'; Introduces Google Fiber Customer Service

Google Map Maker, that enables people to add to and update the map for locations around the world - today, become available in Ukraine and Poland. With today's launch, Google Map Maker join the 200 countries and regions already available. "Whether you want to add a place, provide details for a driving route, outline a […]

Google Map Maker, that enables people to add to and update the map for locations around the world - today, become available in Ukraine and Poland. With today's launch, Google Map Maker join the 200 countries and regions already available.

"Whether you want to add a place, provide details for a driving route, outline a building footprint, or make corrections based on recent changes, you can make sure your community is up to date on Google Maps. Once approved, your contributions will appear on Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Maps for mobile within minutes. You can also join with other local mappers to share your regional expertise and review one another's contributions to the map."

To learn more, watch the Map Maker video embedded below:

YouTube today making its editing tools such auto-stabilize footage, tweak color balance etc. rolling out an updated interface for video enhancements and throwing in some new features.

You now have a real-time, interactive preview of the edited video, a quick view of available filters, and a simplified interface. To try this out on your own videos, go to Video Manager > Edit > Enhancements.

You can get a sense of what it will look like below:

Google says, it won't delete original video when you make enhancements--and that you can revert to the original upload (or keep editing) until your video hits 10,000 views.

"At 10,000 views, you should consider your masterpiece complete, but you can still save the original upload under a new name," informs Google.

If you want even more editing features, visit the YouTube Video Editor to combine multiple clips, add titles, insert transitions and much more.

YouTube Video Editor interface and features updates

Google also made available a new "Leak finder for JavaScript" that helps web application developers find memory leaks in their JavaScript programs.

In garbage-collected languages, such as JavaScript, you cannot have traditional memory leaks by forgetting to free memory: when all references to an object are dropped, the object is garbage-collected and the memory is freed.

"Leak finder can detect such goog.Disposable objects which were not disposed, and print out useful information (such as the stack trace when the object was created) about them. It produces machine-readable output and can be used as a part of test automation," Google explained.

Leak finder can be configured to detect other types of memory leaks and it can be used with JavaScript libraries other than Closure.

"In order to find leaks, Leak Finder relies on goog.Disposable monitoring mode. The mode gathers all created but not yet disposed instances of goog.Disposable (and its subclasses) into an array goog.Disposable.instances_. This array will keep the objects alive. However, if an object is only kept alive by this array and other Closure data structures, it is a leak, since the user code doesn't contain any pointers to the object, and it cannot call dispose() on it," Google said.

Check out Leak finder project page for source code and using the tool.

Google introduce Google Fiber Customer Service. In a blog Alana Karen, Director of Service Delivery, Google Fiber, announcing the launch wrote, "As Director of Service Delivery for Google Fiber (a.k.a Customer Service), I was excited to transform your day, especially when something needs fixing. From sign-up through payment and installation, customer support can be better."