Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Exploring with Videos & Google Maps

VMAP

Exploring the world on Google Maps and being able to watch a video of the locations you discover is endlessly fascinating. One of the problems, however, of using the YouTube API to create a video map is that many of the geotagged videos on YouTube are of very poor quality.

VMAP have decided therefore to crowdsource video selection for their map of videos about places. Registered users of VMAP help organise the video collection by adding videos to the map, adding tags to existing videos, and voting on the ones that deserve better visibility. This ensures that the videos are representative of their location and of good quality.

Users of the map can browse the videos by location and by category. It is also possible to view the most recently added videos.

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