YouTube Videos & Google Maps Integration

Aug 14, 2007 • 7:22 am | comments (3) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

A WebmasterWorld thread asks, why is there no apparent connection between YouTube videos and Google Maps.

Well, technically, there is. After you upload a video, you have an option of setting the "Date and Map Options." Here are screen captures of me editing a video, and adding the date and map data.

If you "edit your video", you will be presented with the page shown below. All you need to do is scroll down to the "Date and Map Options" and click "choose options":

Google Maps on YouTube

The option then opens and will show you this screen:

Google Maps on YouTube

You enter in your information as so:

Google Maps on YouTube

Then fine tune the location by dragging the pin in the exact location, zoom in and select the hybrid view (if that is what you prefer).

Google Maps on YouTube

Is there a way to search YouTube location? It is not clear from browsing YouTube. But there are mapplets and gadgets you can utilize to get that information.

For example this mapplet allows you to view videos by location. There are many mapplets and mashups that let you utilize these types of searches. I suspect it is just a matter of time for Google to add a search by location to Google Video and YouTube (if not there already).

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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