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Twin Cities Meals On Wheels Google MyMaps Mashup

Molly Kennedy of the has created a wonderful . She used Google’s new feature.

We helped them out , but Molly did all the hard work of creating the map and drawing the service boundaries. The map is an excellent, real-world, practical example of a maps mashup.

Google really needs to improve the ability to unearth quality citizen generated content like these maps, though. If you , you’ll get a list of locations, but the only way you’ll find this specific map is if you scroll down to the bottom of the list and click on .

A few improvements:

  1. The link should be called "See user-created maps", not content.
  2. For any search that has user-created maps associated with the keywords of the search, perhaps the link should appear at the top of the list of locations, next to "Modify search."
  3. Include a link to any user-generated map that is associated with an "official" location, within that location’s listing; perhaps next to or within the "more info >>" link.
Twin Cities Meals On Wheels Google Maps Search Screenshot

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David Erickson is principal of e-Strategy Media, a digital marketing consultancy based in Minnesota. David has extensive experience in digital marketing and is often used as an expert source by media and asked to speak on the topic before organizations and to sit on panel discussions.

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