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Oracle People Wiki, Mark Your Spot

Google just announced a new Google Maps feature:

Starting today, Google Maps supports collaborative map-making, so multiple people can edit the same My Map. Just click the “Collaborate” link and enter the email addresses of the people you want to invite. They’ll receive an email invitation with a link to the map. Once they open the map, they should be able to edit it, as long as they are signed into a Google Account that’s associated with that email address. You can also open your map to the world so anyone can edit it by selecting the “Allow anyone to edit this map” checkbox.

So, I went ahead and created the Oracle People map. Go ahead and add yourself to the map. All what you need is a free Google Account, but if you have one, like a Gmail account for example, you’re all good to go.

You can add not only your name and location, but also any other information you like to share with the rest of us. There is even a rich text editor so you can easily add links, images and formatted text.

I can see the map as being a very useful social and networking tool. I’m sure you’ll be surprised how many Oracle People live and work just around your corner.

Click here to add yourself or edit the map. Make sure you’re logged in to your Google Account.

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Filed in Oracle on 28 Nov 07 | Tags: , ,

Reader's Comments

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    I tried to add myself to the map, but within minutes, Dan Norris came along and moved me to Illinois. I have nothing against Illinois, but I’ve only been there once. I live and work in Northern Virginia. So I moved my marker back where it belongs, but it now had Dan’s information on it. I’m going to leave it alone and see if Dan makes the marker his own. Then I may try to add a marker for me.

    That is a major problem with the current state of the art in Wikis – they let users wipe out each other’s changes. No transaction locking.

  2. |

    Thanks Eddie. I’ve added to the San Diego Area.

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    Thanks Eddie

    Just marked my place đŸ™‚