Good news on the Google Maps front. Yesterday afternoon our central account was finally accepted as “verified for bulk uploads.” This status means that we can claim ownership of the many location entries that have been created across campus and bypass the normal process of postcards and phone calls. This allows us to get on with the project in earnest.
While this allows us to more easily move forward, we do want to do so deliberately and with a plan. This project is not something that Marcomm can do on our own. I expect that this will be an enormously collaborative project where we work with members of your teams to identify and update content, fix inaccuracies, and promote the locations.
While we are still in the planning phases, one thing that I encourage you do do is create a list of the locations which you know are associated with your college, department, or division. Start looking at information that needs to be updated. As we meet with each of you I can add members from your team as co-owners or content managers so that you can make these updates.
I will hopefully be in touch soon.
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