Yes, I am writing about Google again and again as I am a Google Advocate. On tonight (July 22) we bloggers gathered together in Lumiere IFC to join the “Google Maps Blogger Meeting“. Google just launched their Google Maps Hong Kong version maps.google.com.hk where people can search for their favourite restaurants, movie schedules, Wi-Fi hotspots, tourist attractions and much much more in English or in Chinese (The search is bi-lingual, very strong indeed). Google joined partnership with Openrice.com, FilmPlay.com, Hong Kong Education City, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong Tourist Association and PCCW to create all these location coordinate and contents within the Google Maps environment. As an individual user you may share your favourite restaurant or car park location with your blog audience by creating your own map via the “My Maps” function and share it with the HTML code embedded or e-mail. If you are a corporate user you can go to the “Local Business Center” to register your lcoation and let the business come to you. Google said that the business location submission to Google Maps Hong Kong version will be available to the public within 15minutes if all the information provided by the online registration form is correct. For developers, Google offers Maps API for them to play around with. In case you have the time and effort you may create your own version of Google Maps website.
I find all these very interesting and can’t wait to test them on my new iPhone (I eventually can get it after the complaint) as Google Maps provides mobile interface www.google.com.hk/gmm I also met a lot of old and new friends from the events but there were too many people. If I missed saying Hello to you let’s do it next time, or maybe one day, you can find my company/me in the Google Maps as well.
The photos were all done by my Genie III. Isn’t it cool to have another look and feel of the event?
My Flickr Photo Set
BenLauPedia – Google Maps 正式登陸香港、Blogger聚會
d. otted rhythm – Google maps launch party!
天佑的自由天地 – Google Maps Blogger Meeting
Sammy dot HK – Google Map Blogger Meeting
Jan’s Tech Blog – A Photo and Video Story of Google Maps Party
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my notebook – 直擊Google Maps香港版發佈會
田三填四 – 吃喝玩樂，盡在港版 Google Map
奕日回憶錄 – Google Maps Blogger Meeting
鷹頭獅巢_Podsafe音樂特區 – Google Maps 香港版登場，Blogger聚會
網絡暴民 Jacky’s Blog – Google 地圖發佈會點滴
熱血生活小品 – Google map HK launch event
案內人隨筆 – 第一次Google活動
DrinkaZine Blog – Google Map 香港「登陸」了