Monday, September 13, 2010

Interactive Video Coming to Google Maps?


When I first saw Quiksee in action last year I was blown away. It seems that I was not the only one as TechCrunch say that Google is now buying Quiksee.

Quiksee allows anyone to create their own video tours and add them to a Google Map. The results are very impressive. Play the video above to get an idea of what the results look like when embedded on Google Maps.

It will be interesting to see what Google do with this new acquisition. Will we soon see a new option added to the Google Maps 'more' button? At the moment it is possible to view crowd-sourced geo-tagged photographs and videos on 'Google Maps' from Panoramio and YouTube. My guess is that we might soon have the option to view geo-tagged interactive videos submitted to Quiksee directly on the main Google Maps page.


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