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    Google Map maker finally available in the UK

    We've been waiting patiently for a while now, but Google has finally made map Maker available here in the UK - here's the official blog post.

    Would be interested to hear from users elsewhere what it's best used for?
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    Re: Google Map maker finally available in the UK

    This is great news!

    The Map Maker section of this forum is a great place to start: http://localsearchforum.catalystemar...gle-map-maker/

    Andrew and Flash are the resident Map Maker experts. They have a ton of knowledge with Map Maker and all the crazy details that go with it. Hang on to your hat
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    Re: Google Map maker finally available in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Rink View Post
    We've been waiting patiently for a while now, but Google has finally made map Maker available here in the UK - here's the official blog post.

    Would be interested to hear from users elsewhere what it's best used for?
    It is great news. I'd check out the following interview between myself and Phil R who posts here as well: Google MapMaker 101 for Local Business Owners | LocalVisibilitySystem.com
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    Re: Google Map maker finally available in the UK

    Thanks for sharing this Nick, and thanks to Andrew and Colan for the resources.

    It's certainly been a long wait for us so it's an exciting day!
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    Re: Google Map maker finally available in the UK

    That's great news. I wonder what was the missing piece of the puzzle for Google.
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    Re: Google Map maker finally available in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Rozek View Post
    That's great news. I wonder what was the missing piece of the puzzle for Google.
    It is usually contracts with data suppliers.
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    Re: Google Map maker finally available in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Sawyer View Post
    It is usually contracts with data suppliers.
    Thanks, Andrew - I knew that, but was curious as to the specific data-suppliers that Google finally was able to line up.
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    Re: Google Map maker finally available in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Rozek View Post
    Thanks, Andrew - I knew that, but was curious as to the specific data-suppliers that Google finally was able to line up.
    I think it is a matter of contract language of not being able to use other sources nor modifying the data for future use, ie you use their data and they own it and license it to you and that's it.
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    Re: Google Map maker finally available in the UK

    I take a long weekend and look what Google does! I'm so excited!!!
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    Re: Google Map maker finally available in the UK

    Questions:

    Why does Map Maker not show our UK counties - the equivalent of US states?

    Should I start adding these as an edit?

    Also, I'm noticing different categories to Places and also to what has been entered in the Places dashboard. Also some repetition of the same category in a listing.

    Should we attempt to edit MapMaker categories to get rid of duplicates?

    Should we replicate these MapMaker categories in our Google Places dashboard as custom categories?
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