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Introducing Map Makerpedia: A Worldwide Community of Mapping Knowledge

Map Makerpedia is a new crowdsourced guide for Google Map Maker that features lessons, articles, and tutorials, notes Daniel Schier, Google.org.

“Alongside the Lat Long Blog and Map Your World community, Map Makerpedia is part of Google’s effort to highlight the contributions of individuals and organizations. Similar to a Wiki, the site allows users to both submit content and make edits.”

“Google Map Maker allows users to add and update geographic information for millions to see. Map Maker encourages users to make their mark on the map. Map Makerpedia enables users to build their Map Maker knowledge and also make their mark on the greater community,” stated Schier.

“Map Makerpedia was designed for flexibility and collaboration at all levels, from new submissions to revisions. The initial design and much of the original content was shaped by the Map Maker Advocates, as well as Dr. Rob Lemmens from ITC,” said Schier.

Map Makerpedia features a ‘Maps 101’ section, which puts Map Maker tutorials in a “lesson-based form,” added Schier.

Additionally ‘Map Maker on the Ground’ highlights the unique applications of the tool in the field, such as flood mapping in Pakistan, health mapping in Africa, and slum mapping across the world.

More Info: Map Makerpedia

[Source: Lat Long blog]

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