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Google MashUp in Portland: Map Maker & Places

Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)
721 NW Ninth Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)



Google Map Maker is a web application that enables individuals to add and edit details on Google Maps. These edits, once reviewed for accuracy, go live on Google Maps and Google Earth, including mobile versions, for millions of people to see... in your community and beyond.

Google Places is a local recommendation engine that helps connect people with places they like based on their personal tastes.

The Google Map Maker Team and the Google Places Team are having a joint event at Ecotrust on Thursday, September 1st, from 6:00PM - 9:00PM. This event will include an interactive Map Maker workshop (“MapUp”) and a demonstration on how to provide quality reviews for establishments in and around the Portland Area. Come learn about Map Maker and Places, ask questions, make some edits, review some places, and learn how these applications can help your community. We'll also have some delicious snacks and prizes.

PRIZES: We'll be giving out Map Maker t-shirts for those who map, and Google Places will announce a chance for you to win a Chromebook.

RSVP is required at this website: http://goo.gl/luJr7

Some important details: - INVITE OTHERS & RSVP: This event is by reservation only, please RSVP and feel free to pass the invitation along to others. - BRING A LAPTOP: this is a workshop, not a long boring presentation. A big chunk of the time will involve everyone mapping together and using Google Places.