Google Map Maker is a community-powered project whose purpose is to develop the most accurate Google Maps possible. The project is based on the idea that no one knows an area better than the people that live there. Therefore, the people that live there should be able to make the best maps of that area. Watch the video below to learn more about the ideas behind Google Map Maker.
Yesterday, I learned about Google Map Makerpedia. Map Makerpedia is a resource for learning how to use Map Makerpedia from the basics through advanced options like including image overlays. You will also find Google Map Maker use cases from around the world on Map Makerpedia.
Applications for Education
If you're looking for some Google Maps how-to lessons, Map Makerpedia could be a good resource for you. Take a look at the section on collaborative mapping for some ideas about how your community can participate in making Google Map Maker better.