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Google Maps Changes US Base Data, Adds Parcels and Crowdsourcing

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Tuesday, October 13th 2009


This past week Google prompted a flurry of discussion by announcing some changes to its data and functionality in Google Maps. There's new data and new feedback tools and some anxiety in the geospatial world. Our editors separate fact from fiction and offer our take on the implications of these changes.

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