YouTube Finally Makes Its Way to Google Maps

Dec 17, 2008 • 7:51 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

Google Blogoscoped reported that Google has finally introduced YouTube videos into Google Maps as an additional layer. You can now view videos, in addition to the photos or wikipedia layers in Google Maps. Here is a screen capture of the "More" button, from where you can activate the video layer:

YouTube in Google Maps

For example, if you go to Times Square NYC, you will find many videos that have been adding to Google Maps, presumably by geocoding the videos in YouTube as belong to a certain area. Here is one video:

YouTube in Google Maps

So how would you help get your videos to show up in Google Maps? Well, when you upload a YouTube video, make sure to click on the "Date and Map Options" and then in the search box, enter in the location and set it. Here is a screen shot illustrating:

YouTube Map Option

In the past, you were able to add videos to local business listings, but this is a whole new level.

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Comments:

diarmuid ryan

12/21/2008 08:25 pm

video is everywhere, and personally i'd rather read than watch a video...but for maps this is a neat innovation

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