Add locations in Google Maps/Transit

Google announced that they’ve added the capability for people to add and edit locations in Google Maps. What does this mean for riders and agencies who use Google Transit? Since Google Transit is integrated with Maps, then presumably this means that locations and place names people use to query transit directions that don’t currently show up will become query-able in Google Transit as people add them. Certainly, this is going to make a few of Trillium’s Google Transit-using clients happy, who have found that some local place-names don’t come up in Google Maps.

The natural language parsing for addresses and place names with Google Maps/Transit is already impressive (try entering from:acv to:moonstone beach, ca). It’s about to get better.

Aaron is the founding principal of Trillium Solutions, Inc. He brings experience that includes 13 years of experience in public transportation, with knowledge of fixed-route transportation, paratransit, rural transportation, and active transportation modes. Aaron is a recognized expert in developing data standards, web-application design, digital communications, and online marketing strategy. He originally developed Trillium’s GTFS Manager, and has played a key role in the development of the GTFS data specification since 2007.