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In order to help the public health officials combat COVID-19, Google had published #COVID19 Community Mobility Reports  in 130+ countries which provide insights that could help them understand the impact of response strategies, like social distancing measures, to slow the rate of transmission.

COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports in Cambodia

What those data created from?

The insights in these reports are created with aggregated, anonymized sets of data from users who have turned on the Location History setting. People who have Location History turned on can choose to turn it off at any time from their Google Account and can always delete Location History data directly from their Timeline.

These reports show how visits and length of stay at different places change compared to a baseline. Google calculates these changes using the same kind of aggregated and anonymized data used to show popular times for places in Google Maps. Changes for each day are compared to a baseline value for that day of the week:
  • The baseline is the median value, for the corresponding day of the week, during the 5- week period Jan 3–Feb 6, 2020.
  • The reports show trends over several weeks with the most recent data representing approximately 2-3 days ago—this is how long it takes to produce the reports. 
 What data is included in the calculation depends on user settings, connectivity, and whether it meets our privacy threshold. If the privacy threshold isn’t met (when somewhere isn’t busy enough to ensure anonymity) we don’t show a change for the day. We include categories that are useful to social distancing efforts as well as access to essential services. We calculate these insights based on data from users who have opted-in to Location History for their Google Account, so the data represents a sample of our users. As with all samples, this may or may not represent the exact behavior of a wider population.

See Also: [Map] Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in Cambodia

The chart movement trends over time by geography, across different high-level categories of places such as:
  • Retail and Recreation: Mobility trends for places like restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, theme parks, museums, libraries, and movie theaters.
  • Groceries and pharmacies: Mobility trends for places like grocery markets, food warehouses, farmers markets, specialty food shops, drug stores, and pharmacies.
  • Parks: Mobility trends for places like national parks, public beaches, marinas, dog parks, plazas, and public gardens.
  • Transit stations: Mobility trends for places like public transport hubs such as subway, bus, and train stations.
  • Workplaces: Mobility trends for places of work.
  • Residential: Mobility trends for places of residence.

The below is COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports in Cambodia:

To me, I think these insights are very useful for the government. It will add to other public health information that will help people and communities stay healthy and safe. You also can find your country's community mobility report on this official site.
Learn more about these reports, please read on The Keyword post.

COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports in Cambodia

Local Guides Connect Live 2018
Screenshot of Local Guides Connect Live 2018
Google is calling for top community members, Local Guides, who help share their passions regarding writing high-quality reviews, taking great photos and helping put businesses and places on Google Maps to attend the 3rd annual community summit in San Francisco, the USA.

For the past two years, it was called the Local Guides Summit 2016 and 2017. This year, it is changing a bit with a new brand name, Connect Live 2018.
We are calling it Connect Live to better represent one of the best parts of the original event: the chance for Local Guides to connect with one another in person and online. ~ Google Local Guides Team

See Also: 5 Reasons You Should Join Google Local Guides 

Why you should attend this Connect Live 2018 event?

All selected attendees will have a chance to give feedback directly to Google Maps team, Googlers, and also get tips on topics like taking amazing photos, helping people with accessibility needs, and sharing discoveries.

For me, I recommend every Local Guide who meets the requirement to apply because it is an unforgettable life experience and great opportunities - making new friends around the world, learning some new features, and having a chance to explore the United State and beyond.

The selection criteria:
  •  Applications will be open only to Local Guides Level 5+ during the application period.
  • Applicants will be selected based on a number of factors including, but not limited to: The submission of a complete application with the following requirements: Each Local Guide must submit a 1-minute video message, appearing on camera to share reasons for applying
  • Each Local Guide must submit a post here on Local Guides Connect with an introductory message and more insights into their experience with the program
  • Fantastic contributions to Google Maps in the past 12 months
  • Consistent involvement with the Local Guides community such as being a Connect moderator, meet-up host, and active Connect contributor 
  • The ability to understand and speak English 
The basic information:
  • Event dates: October 16 — 18, 2018
  • Place: San Francisco and Mountain View, California
  • Applications open April 11, 2018, and close on May 1, 2018 
  • Follow along on social media using #LocalGuidesConnect

List of useful resources for your application:

[Watch] Video behind-the-scenes at Google's Local Guides Summit 2017 below:

Apply for this year's event in five easy steps:

  1. Record a 1-minute video in English, telling us about yourself
  2. Share a link to a Connect post of your choice
  3. Visit the Connect Live 2018 website to apply (after logging in to your Local Guides account)
  4. Complete all the questions
  5. Submit your application and share your excitement on social media using #LocalGuidesConnect

Are you ready to apply for Connect Live? For more information about this event, please check out the Connect Live 2018 site. Wish you all the best, include me 😀!

Why You Should Attend Connect Live 2018?

With great efforts by local team of Google Street View in Cambodia for nearly a year since July 2013 when the official project announced. Today, I am really proud to see my historical site, Angkor Wat Temple, officially published on the Street View. The Angkor Wat project includes over 90,000 360-degree views from over 100 temples making it into one of Street View.

Let explore the Angkor Temple through this official video!

You can interact virtually to visit in panoramic view:

The good news makes me feel so excited to write this article to share with my beloved readers.

Bravo Cambodia! Let's share the 360-degree photos together!!

Google Street View Officially Publishes Angkor Wat Temple

As my previous article about Khmer language listed in Google Translate during April 2013, and presently Google Street View project in Cambodia has been implementing nationwide - these all are the emerging investment of Google into Cambodia, so have you known today how many Google services which are available in Khmer language?

Personally there are three services (not count Google Search "Web & Image") available in Khmer now; they are Google Translate, Google Maps, and Google Drive.

How can I view them in Khmer language?
So, which Internet browser you use? I recommend using Google Chrome because it is faster and secure especially while using the Google services. Ok, any browser you want it! through my experiences it has two ways to view in Khmer (Google translate and Google Maps):

First trick: You have to go to address by typing the Google website into ( or then select or choose interface to Khmer (as mentioned below the search box), and last you can go to each service, so you can view it in Khmer.

Second trick: You have to type this following address to view of:
- Google Translate:
- Google Maps:
So, it will show you in Khmer language all.

As for how to view Google Drive, please follow the below:
- Go to your Google Drive ( , next go to Settings tab (at the top-right corner of browser) -> Go to Settings -> In General section: Language, choose Khmer language (ខ្មែរ) by scrolling at the bottom-> last, please Save your change.
Enjoy!! Now you can view the Khmer language as needed!

Finally, I hope sooner we might view in Khmer language of more Google services.

How Many Google Services Available in Khmer Language?

About a year ago since 2012, PP-GTUG announced Cambodia Mapping Competition from 15 October – 30 November 2012 for booming the maps.

Finally, what I have been waiting for about Google Maps since I've known how nice and useful of Google Street View. Now it officially launches in my beloved country, Cambodia, on July 23rd, 2013.

Cambodia becomes the 51st country on the planet to embrace Street View and, like many others, tourism is among the driving factors. Google says it is working closely with the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia, the APSARA Authority (ANA), and the Phnom Penh Municipality to make the program happen.

Street View cars have started whizzing around capital city Phnom Penh capturing images and, as is common with Street View projects, they will expand to cover other cities, town and areas of interest over “the next few years.”

Culture vultures will be keen to hear that Google is fast-tracking the Angkor Wat archaeological site. The company has already dispatched a Street View Trekker team to photograph the historic temple in all its beauty.
Image from GDG Phnom Penh, more here!
Governments once feared the privacy and intrusion issues around Street View and Google Maps, but today many welcome the service as a chance to boost awareness of their country to potential tourists worldwide. Speaking along those lines, Cambodia’s Minister of Tourism Dr. Thong Khon said:
Google’s mapping technology will offer various benefits and help us continue showcasing our beautiful culture and country with the world. Through this partnership with Google and through our on­going ‘Kingdom of Wonders’ campaign, we hope to engage more people, both local and global, in experiencing Cambodia in new way.
Sooner our nice 360-degree panoramic views of other notable heritage locations will be shown to the world through this project. And we can contribute the panoramic photos or photo spheres to Street View Contribute as well.

Bravo, Cambodia! You can check the Google Maps's official domain in Khmer at Note: Google Maps now available in Khmer language too!

source: TNW

Google Street View Project Officially Launches in Cambodia!

Since I knew on how to use Google Map Maker (when I was in year 3 in the college, 2006), I have started mapping it so far, especially for my local business, attractive sites, public schools, and state offices etc. at my homeland, Takream commune, Banan district in Battambang province.

Do you know what is Google Map?
Now let me introduce it shortly as in quote "Google Maps is a map service that you view in your web browser. Depending on your location, you can view basic or custom maps and local business information, including business locations, contact information, and driving directions. Click and drag maps to view adjacent sections immediately. View satellite images of your desired location that you can zoom and pan."

So you know already what Google Map is, and then do you know what's Google Map Maker so?

Google Map Maker allows you to add and update geographic information for millions of users to see in Google Maps and Google Earth. By sharing information about the places you know, like your favorite restaurant, the baseball court where you go to play or the fastest path across your university campus, you can ensure the map accurately reflects the world around you. Your updates will be reviewed and, once approved, will appear online for the world to see.

In order to expand their map worldwide especially in an increasing economic & booming internet country, Cambodia. They, Google, had started its first campaign through Phnom Penh Google Technology User Group(PP-GTUG) in partnership with the second mobile operator in Cambodia, Smart Mobile, officially announced Cambodia Mapping Competition on 13 September 2012 for public with the following website,; by starting date from 15 October – 30 November 2012. It just finished yesterday.

I am also one of the 104 participants in this competition. All participants, I think they have each purpose to attend even myself.
For the winner will be offered the prize as the following:
• First Prize:  Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 16 GB 01
• Second Prize:  Samsung Galaxy Cooper 01
• Third Prize: External HDD 500 GB 01
• Fourth Prize:  Others
• Fifth, Sixth, Seventh Prize Others
* All Winner 1, 2 and 3 will be given 1 year FREE Call from Smart Mobile (10$ monthly).

For me, I have my own target to attend the competition since the beginning of the time, I told myself that I don't want to get any prize. Do you wonder why? The reason, my main purpose is to contribute what I know on the technology tool for my community or my country so this is a good chance to do so.

What my contribution through the competition (Google Map Maker) in Cambodia is nothing much; anywhere I mapped almost all I know well and for the new mapping locations like on the way from Phnom Penh to Prek Ambel in Kandal province, luckily I have a smartphone to help me (I always use it for) check-in on the place when I stopped or parked my lovely motorbike. During these duration, most I started mapping during my lunch time (when it's on working days), and for the night time, uhm...m, I used the take-care my son time to map it. While my beloved son got sleep, hehe... it was the time I contributed. 

Check it out, my Google Map Maker profile, to see my contribution! 

I think we know that it's a big effort for Cambodian participants to Google for its long term result but it also gives more benefits for our country in the future. I personally note that, since the edits result 15144 edits by the local organizer, I am very happy to see more location names appear in the Google Map. It will be more easy for me to go anywhere using mobile to find the place.

Finally, I very appreciate all participants who use their valuable time to contribute on this too. Let's keep mapping more!! Thank you all :-)!!!

Cambodia Mapping Competition with a baby nearby Protection Status © 2023