While I wasn’t paying attention here Maps added a Map Creator option, where users can add/edit road and place information. Following the theme of this blog, everything is spatial and spatial is becoming everything. Anyone can now draw a polyline or place a point, create more and more data, and turn that data into information fairly quickly.
This is why it is important for those of us working in the GIS field currently that soon there will be no such thing as the GIS field anymore. It will be biotechnology + gis, environmental + gis, engineering + gis, auditing + gis etc. We need to either specialise in a few subject areas, or position ourselves as providing holistic spatial solutions specific to the client’s domain.