KentFolk jumped onto the possibilities in Google Base and Google Local
as soon as the first rumours hit the web.
KentFolk registered with Google Local as a local enterprise in Kent
some time last year - yes, Google had to resort to snail-mail
via the Post Office to confirm the address !
KentFolk uploaded a number of events and sessions to Google Base ....
But Google was swamped with the demand for these new features, and
re-trenched to trialing the system in the USA and Australia.
Google have now emailed me to say they are restarting the system in the UK.
They are now partnering with Yel.com to access as wide a range of local business
addresses in the UK as possible, and this shows in that of the 150 or so
venues on the KentFolk database - the KentFolk venue Google Local listing
has jumped from just half a dozen or so to over 50 - giving immediate
maps, satelite photos, distances and driving directions, etc. :
KentFolk Venues on Google Local Map .
The previous uploads to Google Base have expired (they only last a month)
so KentFolk now will resume uploading premier events and session locations
to Google Base, when any format changes have been investigated,
and as time permits.