Google has opened up the ability for users to help define its popular map contents. Now you can add, edit or remove pin-drops on Google Maps. This is absolutely genius, to leverage the public to help re-shape the accuracy of an already powerful map solution.
But what does this mean for smartphone users? if its anything like the past, mobile users are still receiving the short-end of the stick. The typical desktop GMAP functions such as My Maps or Send to My Phone are never available to the smartphone GMAP apps. With this new functionality, I find it ever more important to have full ability on a handset as it would grant users the power to provide real-time mapping edits. Perhaps Android will grant us more abilities.
Nevertheless, Google bunch are brilliant at launching great products and having users help improve upon it. Very cool news indeed.