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See How Google Maps Keeps the World from Being Crappier See How Google Maps Keeps the World from Being Crappier

The over-brains behind Google Maps regularly get together with non-profit organizations to make maps that help those groups further their mission and hopefully make the world a more convenient place to live. Just this year, Google Maps has partnered with …

Google Maps API Luminaries Serve Some Golden Eggs of Developer Help Google Maps API Luminaries Serve Some Golden Eggs of Developer Help

Since the Google Maps API became available for developers with a cartographical itch, digital cartographers have been putting their imaginations to impressive use with the designs they’ve come up with. One of the most prominent themes during the Google I/O …

Google Maps Takes Its Talents to South Beach with More 45° Imagery Google Maps Takes Its Talents to South Beach with More 45° Imagery

Although Google Earth now sports that very appealing 3D imagery for several metropolitan areas, Google Maps continues to keep up with its sister geoservice site and made an announcement recently about how it plans to excel to the next level. …

Google Launches Crisis Map to Fight This Particularly Vicious Wildfire Season Google Launches Crisis Map to Fight This Particularly Vicious Wildfire Season
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Through the combination of unreal heat, persistently strong winds, and a kindling-dry landscape, Colorado is currently suffering through the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Expanding 26 square miles, the wildfire has already displaced tens of thousands of people …

Google Maps API Gets More Features for Styled Maps Google Maps API Gets More Features for Styled Maps

In the two years that it’s existed, designers and developers have created some pretty awesome stuff with the Styled Maps in the Google Maps API. There was that zombie apocalypse survival map along with several arty and crafty maps, like …

Google Challenges You To Think Outside The Map Google Challenges You To Think Outside The Map

Despite losing some key partners and a price reduction, the Google Maps API is still pretty popular around the world. Google Maps is one of those brands you can trust and people have built some terrific things with the API. …

Google Maps API Gets Transit, Symbols, Heatmap Layers; Now Locates Pot Farms Google Maps API Gets Transit, Symbols, Heatmap Layers; Now Locates Pot Farms

The buzz of all things Google continues at the Google I/O conference, meaning there are some announcements that may trigger the interest of Google Maps API users. Perhaps the most notable addition to the inventory of Google Maps API is …

3D Google Earth for Android Released, Incites Requisite Fanboy Bickering on YouTube 3D Google Earth for Android Released, Incites Requisite Fanboy Bickering on YouTube
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Now that Silicon Valley is in the throes of Google I/O‘s Garden of Techie Delights, many yummy fruits are dropping from the Google Trees this week. Continuing to roll out the upgraded 3D imagery to more platforms, the company has …

Google Maps For Android Can Now Help You If You’re Lost Without A Signal Google Maps For Android Can Now Help You If You’re Lost Without A Signal
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Google made a lot of announcements at its keynote at Google I/O today, but they also made some additional ones. For one, Chrome for Android is out of beta. Additionally, there is now offline support for Google Maps For Android. …

Wajam Places Adds Google Map Interface to Social Search Results Wajam Places Adds Google Map Interface to Social Search Results

When Bing unveiled last month its new format that features search results collected from your Facebook and Twitter associates’ comments, it propelled the search engine past Google in the social search race. However, Wajam, the social media-powered search engine, insisted …

Google Maps Takes on the Street-less Views Google Maps Takes on the Street-less Views

When Google embarked on its mission to map out all of the world’s roads with Google Maps and Google Street View, it was an ambitious mission to make the most consummate map of human development and expansion. The company’s done …

Apple Won’t Get Rid Of Google Maps For iOS So Easily Apple Won’t Get Rid Of Google Maps For iOS So Easily
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When Apple unveiled iOS 6 two weeks ago during their WWDC 2012 keynote, they announced that after five years they were finally booting Google Maps out of iOS and replacing it with their own in-house Maps app. The announcement wasn’t …

After a Flood of Lost Customers, Google Maps Sticks a Finger in Dike After a Flood of Lost Customers, Google Maps Sticks a Finger in Dike

Here’s a question everybody knows the answer to: when you start losing customers because they’re opting for cheaper or even free alternatives, what do you do? Answer: You lower your prices. That answer appears to be what Google Maps has …

Google Maps’ New Tool Helps Bosses Stay on Your Ass Google Maps’ New Tool Helps Bosses Stay on Your Ass
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If you travel a lot for your job or happen to be in the type of delivery service where you get to wear brown shorts in the warm seasons, Google’s latest mapping tool could either be a great help or …

Google Street View To Go A-Rowing in the UK’s Canals Google Street View To Go A-Rowing in the UK’s Canals

When Google Maps went offshore in order to put some Street View action on the Amazon River earlier this year, it signaled that Google was moving beyond the task collecting ground-level imagery of mere streets (despite the product’s name). At …

Google Maps To Add English, Welsh Waterways Google Maps To Add English, Welsh Waterways

Google is preparing to add 2000 miles of additional travel routes to the map for the British Isles, specifically, Wales and England. While these waterways, like the River Thames, for instance, are already visible on Google Maps, they aren’t included …

Google Maps Brings Traffic Coverage to 7 More Countries Google Maps Brings Traffic Coverage to 7 More Countries

When you next take yourself on a gnarly voyage, Google Maps maintains that it wants you to encounter as little resistance as possible, so to smooth the edges off of your trips it offers real-time coverage of traffic conditions in …

Bing Tops Google, Ties Yellow Pages for Best Local Search Bing Tops Google, Ties Yellow Pages for Best Local Search
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Bing’s local search tool recently received a 500cc injection of good, wholesome vitamin Yelp to boost the quality of search results for local businesses. The Bing Local “Powered by Yelp” combo looks to go a long way in improving local …

Google Gets Stunning Hawaii Street View Imagery Google Gets Stunning Hawaii Street View Imagery

Google has expanded its Street View coverage of six Hawaiian islands, including panoramic imagery of beaches, rainforestes, lava fields and oceanfront resorts. With Google Maps, you can now find such imagery for the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii (Big Island), …

Google Responds To 3D Maps Privacy Concerns Google Responds To 3D Maps Privacy Concerns

A little while ago we brought you news that New York Senator Charles Schumer had sent a letter to Apple and Google expressing concern with the privacy implications of the two companies’ recently-announced 3D mapping updates. By the time the …

Apple, Google Maps Raise Privacy Concerns With U.S. Senator Apple, Google Maps Raise Privacy Concerns With U.S. Senator

UPDATE: Google has responded with the following statement: We take privacy very seriously and appreciate the Senator’s concerns. We met with his office to demonstrate how the imagery used to develop our 3D models is similar to what’s already publicly …