This is a pretty short section as we didn’t learn much we didn’t already know about Google Maps but let’s start with stating the bleedin’ obvious – Google Maps is the most popular mapping system with consumers right now. There are 150,000 developers using the API to create apps and change the web. Some of them are in local government.
So we had a quick whizz through the business centre, maps and StreetView. Then the Ordnance Survey question popped up and not to be harsh but Google looked perplexed. This is a pretty major sticking point for lots of us so it would’ve been nice if they were a little more aware of the issue. They are however ready to learn about it now and take it forward so who knows, maybe we can work something out.