• AlexS123

    The biggest problem with Google Map for business is the significant clustering and bulk-verified information got trumped/merged with unverified information; the extremely long and unpredictable pending time for adding a new location and the buggy (right now) integration with Google+…(the zagat system is really hard to understand). Brian and his folks (where’s Mayer?) didn’t not address these problems.

  • http://twitter.com/mickmel mickmel

    The guy in the red shirt (“Another speaker is up unfortunately I missed his name”) is Peter Birch.

  • http://twitter.com/gsterling Greg Sterling

    Thanks I’ll amend

  • Kimberly S. Patterson

    that Google has and no one has (or will have) a product as complete as Google Maps. http://FreeLancerWork.notlong.com

  • RichardsonLoretta76

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  • http://www.kaushalam.com/search-engine-optimization.html Kaushalam

    Excited to know more about how Google captures street view.

  • http://www.esocialmedia.com Jerry Nordstrom

    It’s not
    what Google said but what they didn’t say.

    What
    about the status on spatial privacy, monetizing “public” and
    seemingly private data?

    A
    realtor friend of mine says evaluations on homes she is listing often drop
    significantly because pictures taken by Google streetview are 6 or more years
    old. The house has been remodeled, landscaped and worth twice the price, but
    all the potential buyers use street view to check it out and see an outdated
    photo. Another friend runs a day care in their backyard, clear for any pedophile
    to see on Google maps. This is a small example of what happens when we have no
    control over our own digital identity. There are numerous reasons for us to
    have control over our own data, some seemingly insignificant others profoundly
    important.

    Personal
    privacy laws are lagging behind today’s technology. I don’t believe Google is
    doing anything wrong per se, they are taking advantage of the inadequacies of
    our Government’s legislation and campaign finance process to earn a profit.

    Spatial
    Privacy and Spatial Rights need to be created not just to “protect”
    the citizen, but to empower them through data independence. Google should be
    communicating a clear vision for how they are going to deal with this important
    issue.

  • twilightmoon

    Wait, I get the thing about the old data effecting selling homes, and that really sucks. But blaming google maps for pedophiles? Running a daycare in your back yard is perfectly fine, but unless you make a secret about the fact that you run a day care, how is having it listed on google maps going to make it a target of pedophiles, exactly?

    What exactly are you saying with this spacial and privacy rights thing? See if you can clarify it a bit. What exactly are you calling “our own data”? Are you saying that the view from the public street of your home is private data?

  • http://www.esocialmedia.com Jerry Nordstrom

    Hey
    TwilightMoon. No I’m not blaming Google for the actions of anyone. Just trying
    to show an example of why somebody would like to have control over their
    personal data, in this case who can see into their back yard. I’m not sure if
    you have a background in law or enforcement, but if you do, then you would know
    the exponential increase in criminals using online maps to identify easy
    targets and plan the execution of their crime. Is this Google’s fault? – NO.
    Should the homeowner or business have some control over how their property is
    being presented online? Yes.

    I’m
    really not a big “Rights and Regulations” advocate. But what I am
    suggesting is that more of us need to pick our heads up and look up over the
    horizon to better understand the end use of the data we are willingly giving to
    private companies as well as the Government.

    “Our
    own data” you hit it on the head. This is where there is so much ambiguity
    that nobody clearly understands what is public, private, protected and so on.
    What is “our own data”?

    If your
    entire life with of all your personal and business activities are digitized you
    essentially will have a digital you, or a digital identity. Who should have
    access to this data? Who do you think should have control over it and what
    parts of it should be for “public” consumption?

    Today,
    in my view, it is the wild West. Companies realize it is a data free for all
    until consumers wake up or the government regulates – I would rather the
    former.  There are a million nuances to
    who owns personal data, so I cant address each of them here. However, in
    general I would like to see consumers have full control over all of their data,
    then be able to permit third parties to use it. We should not have to chase
    down companies to remove our data, they should have to come to us to ask us for
    its use. Opt In or Opt out…

    My
    comments are intended to invoke an exploration of ideas. Your thoughts and
    comments are welcome.

    Hey
    TwilightMoon. No I’m not blaming Google for the actions of anyone. Just trying
    to show an example of why somebody would like to have control over their
    personal data, in this case who can see into their back yard. I’m not sure if
    you have a background in law or enforcement, but if you do, then you would know
    the exponential increase in criminals using online maps to identify easy
    targets and plan the execution of their crime. Is this Google’s fault? – NO.
    Should the homeowner or business have some control over how their property is
    being presented online? Yes.

    I’m
    really not a big “Rights and Regulations” advocate. But what I am
    suggesting is that more of us need to pick our heads up and look up over the
    horizon to better understand the end use of the data we are willingly giving to
    private companies as well as the Government.

    “Our
    own data” you hit it on the head. This is where there is so much ambiguity
    that nobody clearly understands what is public, private, protected and so on.
    What is “our own data”?

    If your
    entire life with of all your personal and business activities are digitized you
    essentially will have a digital you, or a digital identity. Who should have
    access to this data? Who do you think should have control over it and what
    parts of it should be for “public” consumption?

    Today,
    in my view, it is the wild West. Companies realize it is a data free for all
    until consumers wake up or the government regulates – I would rather the
    former.  There are a million nuances to
    who owns personal data, so I cant address each of them here. However, in
    general I would like to see consumers have full control over all of their data,
    then be able to permit third parties to use it. We should not have to chase
    down companies to remove our data, they should have to come to us to ask us for
    its use. Opt In or Opt out…

    My
    comments are intended to invoke an exploration of ideas. Your thoughts and
    comments are welcome.