All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘google earth’

Google Maps Is On A Quest For Perfection

Google is on a quest. They have traversed the Amazon, gotten lost in Jerusalem and taken us on tours through the world’s most famous museums. Google Maps should have hit level 100 year ago, but they just keep on grinding to become the world’s most perfect map service. It’s that drive to perfection which led Google to create the next …

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Google Shuts Down Panoramio iPhone App

Google announced this morning that it is taking down Panoramio’s iPhone uploader app and geotagging with Google Latitude feature. Panoramio is the Google service, which lets users upload photos for use in Google Maps and Google Earth layers. “We have experimented a lot in Panoramio along 2010 and 2011, and thanks to the Panoramio Community we have learned a lot …

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Select Google Software Now Available In Syria

Did you know that U.S. sanctions also applies to software downloads? Generally, a country uses economic sanctions to prevent food and much needed supplies from reaching a rival country to coerce them into cooperation. The sanctions can also apply to software downloads as in the case of the president of Syria having to use a proxy to gain access to …

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Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours

The Google Maps team does some of the more interesting things on the Web. It’s always a pleasure to hear what they have to say so this week’s Office Hours hangout is a treat. This week has Josh Livni and Peter Birch of the Google Maps and Earth team talking about the Google Maps API. They start the hangout with …

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Google Maps Updates Imagery for a Bevy of Locales

Google’s Lat Long Blog announced that it’s published updated imagery with higher resolution for an enormous host of locations around the globe in both Google Maps and Google Earth. The full list is at the bottom of this article, but to illustrate exactly how many places got the update, see the images below of different regions of our tiny blue …

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Google Maps Updates Panoramio, Improves Geo-Tagging

Since 2006, you’ve likely been seeing a steady increase of user photos appear in Google Maps whenever you search for a place, most typically when that place is a location that attracts a lot of camera-wielding tourists e.g., Eiffel Tower, Red Square, Wrigley Field). That personalized (even though you most likely don’t have a personal connection with the person who …

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Google Earth + Camera Balloons = Awesome DIY Aerials

Google Maps announced a fascinating addition to the Google Earth collection of imagery today, saying that it has partnered up with the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science to begin including user-captured aerial views of various parts of earth. PLOTS is a community-driven project aimed at developing open-source tools that people can use for exploring their environment. The organization …

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gets a Pretty Google Earth Tour

For those of you that aren’t going to be able to join the millions of people planning to convene upon London this June to participate in the Central Weekend of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Google Earth has a fun new offering that will at least help you be there in spirit. Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade is scheduled for June 4 …

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Titanic 3-D Model: Google Earth Lets You View Wreckage

The sinking of the Titanic is one of the best-known disasters in U.S. history, yet there’s still a lot we just don’t know about the massive ship and some of her final passengers. The insanely successful James Cameron film “Titanic” helped us get a glimpse of what the interior looked like and put the accident in perspective; the moment when …

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Google Earth Flight Simulator; Or, Why I Shouldn’t Be A Pilot

Occasionally, no matter how confident you are in your general skills with manipulating new devices or environments, sometimes your intuition is not enough and you must open up to swallow a mouthful of humble pie. While this is not something I particularly enjoy, two things I do enjoy is aviation and Google Earth. I am neither a pilot nor a …

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Heat Map Sightseeing With Google Earth

When you’re getting ready to travel, or go out and about, normally, people want to go where the action is. Granted, there are those of us who want to get away from it all, and vacation accordingly, but there are others who travel the world looking for a good time in the process. Now, thanks to a Google Earth/heat map …

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Google Maps Give The Amazon Some Amazing Street Views

As adventuresome as you may consider yourself, taking on something as geologically daunting as the Amazon is a towering challenge. The heat, the anacondas, the bugs, the very real and likely possibility that you will get lost – it’s a lot to take in. If you’d prefer to explore one of the largest rivers in the world at perhaps from …

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