All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Maps’

Google Celebrates World Oceans Day With Gorgeous Street View Imagery

Google has managed to capture some truly amazing imagery for Street View over the years, and when I stop and think about how Street View didn’t even exist not all that long ago, it completely amazes me to see how far it’s come. In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, Google is now sharing some new imagery of …

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Google Maps’ Racist Results To Get the Googlebomb Fix

This post contains language some may find offensive. Google says it screwed up and is sorry for pointing people toward the White House, historically black colleges, and other locations when shockingly racist search terms were entered into Google Maps. “We were deeply upset by this issue, and we are fixing it now. We apologize this has taken some time to …

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Racist Google Maps Searches Pointed Users at the White House

This post contains language some may find offensive. I guess it’s the trendy thing to mess with Google Maps these days. Google has apologized and fixed what appears to be some third-party shenanigans that pointed users to the White House when racist searches were made. According to the Washington Post, if you typed “nigger house” or “nigger king” into the …

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How To Remove Your House From Google Street View

Apparently it’s really easy to get your home blurred out on Google Maps Street View if you don’t like the idea of people looking at where you live. In fact, you can also let Google know you want other things, such as your face, car, license plate, or other objects, blurred if the company’s Street View cars captured them, and …

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Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Madagascar, The World’s Oldest Island

Google announced that Street View has come to Madagascar, which is said to be the world’s oldest island. According to Guinness World Records, Madagascar became an island around 80-100 million years ago, when it split off from the Indian subcontinent. It has an area of 587,041 km² (226,657 miles²), and ranks as the world’s fourth largest island. “For almost 88 …

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Google Maps Exposes Snowden’s Snow Den Inside the White House

One minute he’s in Russia – the next he’s set up shop inside The White House. This Edward Snowden sure is a character. If you check out the White House on Google Maps right now, you’ll see an interesting listing nestled between the Rose Garden and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden. Tucked inside the front of the Presidential home is a …

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Stop Working and Go Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

I don’t know if you have important things to get done today, but if not you should probably head over to Google Maps and play some Pac-Man. It’s almost April Fool’s Day, and Google is starting a bit early. The company has just introduced PAC-Maps, which will turn any streetmap into a giant game of Pac-Man, considering there are enough …

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Uber Looks to Build Its Own Navigation, Buys Mapping Company deCarta

Uber has bought mapping company deCarta, acquiring its tech and its people. An Uber spokesperson confirmed the acquisition, which will close later this week, to Mashable: “A lot of the functionality that makes the Uber app so reliable, affordable and seamless is based on mapping technologies. With the acquisition of deCarta, we will continue to fine-tune our products and services …

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Google Adds My Maps To Google Drive

Google announced that users can now create, access, and share Maps with its My Maps feature in Google Drive. Google’s goal was to make creating a map as easy as creating a new document. To do just that, go to “New,” and then to “More” to find May Maps. “Over the next week, all the maps you’ve created will also …

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Google Maps App Adds Real-Time Weather, Quick Facts

Google continues to tweak Google Maps to make it more useful for things beyond simply finding locations and directions. The latest features are the addition of real-time weather and “quick facts” about places you search for. Here’s a look at both: These features are specifically for Android for the time being. Google announced them in a Google+ post here (via …

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You Can Now Embed Street View, Photo Sphere Imagery On Your Site

Google announced that you can now embed Street View or PhotoSphere imagery on your website. Snippets Reloaded: now you can embed #StreetView or #PhotoSphere imagery to your site. pic.twitter.com/1Aq4s0CXf7 — Google Maps (@googlemaps) November 19, 2014 This is thanks to a new Maps Embed API. The API was actually released a few months ago, enabling developers to generate HTML snippets …

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Google Maps App Gets Design Revamp

With the release of the latest version of Android, Lollipop, Google has been launching big updates for its major apps. In recent days, we’ve seen announcements about the new Google Calendar and the new Gmail. Google Maps is the latest to get a refresh, favoring material design and “bold colors and textures”. “This new look is all about creating surfaces …

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