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Google Gets Inspiring Street View Imagery Of New Orleans’ Rebuilding Google Gets Inspiring Street View Imagery Of New Orleans’ Rebuilding

Google has new Street View imagery for New Orleans, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu is so proud of the post-Katrina rebuilding of the city, he blogged about the imagery for Google, wanting to show off the hard work to the rest …

Google Releases Marvelous 3D Imagery For More Cities Google Releases Marvelous 3D Imagery For More Cities
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Google has expanded its coverage of 3D Google Earth imagery to include Denver and Seattle. Google announced the imagery, to make its maps more appealing, back in June. The imagery, first available on Android, made its way to iOS a …

Australian Government: Google Must Destroy Street View Data, Commit To Third-Party Audit Australian Government: Google Must Destroy Street View Data, Commit To Third-Party Audit
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In 2010, it was revealed that Google had collected personal information of users with its Street View vehicles. The controversy that went along with that continues, even now in to mid-2012. The company recently revealed that it found more related …

Google Maps Gives Live Traffic Updates To A Lot More Cities Google Maps Gives Live Traffic Updates To A Lot More Cities
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Google is beefing up its live traffic feature of Google Maps. The company initially launched it in 2008, but the list of cities that actually could take advantage of the feature left a bit to be desired. For many, that …

Google Street View Goes To “The Doorway To Outer Space” Google Street View Goes To “The Doorway To Outer Space”

Google has partnered with NASA to give web users a closer look at Kennedy Space Center from their computers and mobile devices. Google says it will give people around the world a chance to take a trip to the “doorway …

Google Maps Gets Beautiful New High-Resolution Imagery Google Maps Gets Beautiful New High-Resolution Imagery
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Google announced some new updates for Google Earth and Google Maps, including a new catalog of high-resolution and satellite imagery, as well as 45° imagery. Google has published high-res aerial and satellite imagery for 25 cities and 72 countries/regions. New …

Google’s 3D Maps Imagery Hits iOS Before Apple’s Google’s 3D Maps Imagery Hits iOS Before Apple’s

In early June, Google announced that it would be releasing a fully explorable, 3D version of Google Earth. Today, Google announced that the imagery is now available for iOS devices. In case you missed it, here’s the entire presentation from …

Google Updates Maps In Countries Across Europe, Asia, and Africa Google Updates Maps In Countries Across Europe, Asia, and Africa
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Today, Google has announced updates to maps in nearly a dozen countries in three continents. The updates provide more overall detail, new additions like 3D buildings, and updates to existing features like ferry routes. Here are the countries that received …

Google Explores Antarctica So We Don’t Have To Google Explores Antarctica So We Don’t Have To
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I absolutely love cold weather with winter being my favorite season. You may find me crazy, but I do have my limits – Antarctica being one of them. While I love the idea of a snowy wonderland, the South Pole …

Google Updates My Tracks App With New UI & Features Google Updates My Tracks App With New UI & Features

A few years ago, Google released the My Tracks app that allowed Android users to keep tabs on their outdoor travels using GPS. Users can not only keep detailed records of their travels, but they can create visualizations of their …

MapQuest Goes With TomTom On Mobile Apps MapQuest Goes With TomTom On Mobile Apps

It looks like TomTom is having a pretty good year. First, Apple dropped Google as its primary Maps provider, only to switch to TomTom (along with some other sources). Now, MapQuest announced that it has selected TomTom Maps to power …

Google Gets Beautiful California State Park Street View Imagery Google Gets Beautiful California State Park Street View Imagery
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Google has added new Street View, 360-degree panoramic imagery for five state Parks in California, and refreshed Street View imagery for most of the state. Here are some particularly scenic areas, where Google is now providing some amazing imagery. I …

Now You Can Walk Through Museums Just By Using Google Maps Now You Can Walk Through Museums Just By Using Google Maps

Google announced that it has added indoor maps and walking directions for 20 museums in the U.S. to Google Maps for Android on phones and tablets. “In the past, navigating through museums could be an art form in and of …

Google Maps Indoors of UK, Plus a Treat for Harry Potter Fans Google Maps Indoors of UK, Plus a Treat for Harry Potter Fans

Whether it’s been a torrentially stormy summer for you or a tumbleweed-dry fire-storming summer for you, you more likely than not want to stay indoors. For those of you lucky enough to be enjoying benign, temperate, and agreeable weather, good …

MapQuest Offering Free & Unlimited APIs to Lure Developers from Google Maps MapQuest Offering Free & Unlimited APIs to Lure Developers from Google Maps

Now that MapQuest is stepping out with some sharp new threads thanks to the release of 3.0 for iPhone last month, it really wants developers to try their hand at building maps with its API. To entice developers, MapQuest is …

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. …