The “Google removing Real Estate from the Map” has already happened. The audio and a written transcript is posted at Google Maps and Real Estate.
Today Google announced that they’ll be pulling real estate off of the Google Map. A number of things all sort of start to coincide with this–googlebase API disappearing, their CEO switching out, and so on. I figured I’d see if some of my friends wouldn’t mind having a live conversation about this topic.
Google takes real estate off the map
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM EST
Yesterday Google announced that they’re ending real estate on maps.
What does this mean for real estate technology?
A quasi-moderated conversation on the topic featuring:
- Rich Bailey of Wolf Net
- Gahlord Dewald of Thoughtfaucet
- Dustin Luther of 4Realz Consulting
- Mike Simonsen of Altos Research
What’s great about this crew of panelists is that everyone has some deep experience in a variety of aspects of real estate, data, marketing and technology. So we should be able to really poke at the issues around Google getting out of mapping real estate from a variety of angles.
We’ll talk for a bit and about what meaning this has, if any and maybe take a few questions. Gahlord will try to moderate.
Further reading re: Google removing real estate from the map.
Also, I’ll try to keep a listing of posts that discuss this issue here:
Google announces they are ending real estate on maps
Vendor Alley breaks the news and gives a simple two-point list.
Search Engine Land has a little writeup as well.
Joel Burslem discusses the hidden nugget in the Google announcement: discontinuing the GoogleBase API.
TechSavvyAgent asks a few good questions.
I think it’s time for Google to step up, do the right thing and take over the whole damn industry. They’d do it better than “we” ever could or will. Here’s my open letter to Larry and Sergey: http://budurl.com/eyl7.
Michael: I think you’re wrong. Real estate is an inherently social business. Google has left a wake of destruction on every social endeavor they’ve touched. I love your enthusiasm, but I disagree.
I never used the feature, and therefore I won’t miss it.
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