Thursday, March 8, 2012
If you’re heading to South By Southwest (SXSW) this year, make Google Maps your tour guide to everything and everywhere you need to go.
First, we’re powering the map in the official SXSW GO mobile app so you can find your way around the concerts, films, sessions, and events.
Second, as part of the Google Village, we have our very own Google Maps house! Within the house, we’ll showcase the latest features on Google Maps for Android including navigation and indoor maps, as well as show you how to add your local knowledge and improve Google Maps for your fellow users with Google Map Maker. We’ll also be hosting Schemer - a new way to help people discover and share stuff to do. To get schedule and times visit our webpage.
Like any tour guide should, we always give the best recommendations on where to eat, shop and play -- all at a good price. For those attending, we have happy hours hosted by Zagat to give you a taste of Austin and by Google Offers with a few “sweet” deals to experience.
Not to be missed:
- Live demos and games for Google Maps for Android
- Live demos for Google Map Maker
- Join +Trey Ratcliff for his +Schemer Photowalk — and help him break the world record!
- Join Bike Hugger as they start at the Google Maps house for their annual SXSW bike ride
- Listen to +Daria Musk presented by the Schemer team
If you can’t make it to SXSW, look out for the Hangouts we will be hosting so you can always come visit us virtually! When you see the giant Google Maps pin with a Street View car in front of it - you’ve arrived.
See you in Austin!
Posted by David Kim, Product Marketing Manager, Google Maps