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Weather Channel’s Trip Planner Lets You Plan for the Sunny Skies Weather Channel’s Trip Planner Lets You Plan for the Sunny Skies

Nobody likes driving through inclement weather. It doesn’t matter what your name is, nobody enjoys driving through torrential downpours or windstorms that push so hard against the side of your vehicle you begin to feel like you’re not the one …

Google Map Maker Available for 8 More European Countries Google Map Maker Available for 8 More European Countries

Part of Google’s objective to make the perfect map of the Earth relies on the community of amateur map-makers around the world who are willing to take the time to create maps of their neck of the woods. As expansive …

Apple And Search: Now Is Google A Monopoly? Apple And Search: Now Is Google A Monopoly?
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With all the talk about Google being a monopoly, the company is probably glad (at least partially) to see Apple make some search-related announcements during its WWDC keynote, which could help the argument in Google’s favor (even if hurting its …

Google Already Falls Behind Apple In Local Business Listings Google Already Falls Behind Apple In Local Business Listings

Apple, as I’m sure you’ve heard, made a number of major announcements this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Some of them were search-related. Apple’s browser, Safari, for example, is getting search functionality similar to Google’s Chrome, as well as …

UK Privacy Agency Reopens Inquiry into Google Street View Spying UK Privacy Agency Reopens Inquiry into Google Street View Spying

Just when the fallout of the Google Street View spying fiasco appears to have subsided in the United States, evidence of Google having “deliberately captured” payload data from unsuspecting wi-fi users has prompted the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office to …

Google Street View Data Now Available For Panoramio Mapping Google Street View Data Now Available For Panoramio Mapping
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Google Maps has been in the news a lot over the last week or two, having unveiled its own new 3D imagery and offline maps, along with being dumped by Apple as its primary Maps provider (in favor of TomTom). …

Google Maps Updates Imagery for Assorted Places Google Maps Updates Imagery for Assorted Places
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Google Maps announced that several parts of the world will now have high-resolution satellite photos as well as a couple of places in the United States that got some high-resolution aerial updates. In fact, there’s so many updates to countries …

Apple Dumps Google Maps with iOS 6; Nobody’s Surprised Apple Dumps Google Maps with iOS 6; Nobody’s Surprised
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If you’re a user of Apple’s mobile devices, you’re sure to notice a lot of new things if and when you decide to update the operating system to iOS 6, which was announced today at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. …

Google, Apple’s Next Generation of 3D Maps Raise Privacy Concerns Google, Apple’s Next Generation of 3D Maps Raise Privacy Concerns

If the latest trend among big technology companies is any indication, using satellites to capture imagery for mapping services is a pretty passé way of going about business these days. Google revealed last week that it’s been using its own …

Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland, but with Restrictions Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland, but with Restrictions
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Google was given the green light to continue driving its Street Cars around in Switzerland today, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, but the permission carries with it a series of regulations that Google must comply with in order …

Google Map Maker Arrives for South Africa, Egypt Google Map Maker Arrives for South Africa, Egypt

Google Maps unveiled many a fun product at yesterday’s “Next Dimension” conference that will be arriving for the company’s geo services. One new feature that Google Maps went into further detail today on its blog is the new availability of …

Google Latitude Bug Said to Be Fixed; Still Not Working for Some Google Latitude Bug Said to Be Fixed; Still Not Working for Some
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Following up on yesterday’s reported outage of Google Latitude, Google+ Community Manager Jade Wang posted an update in the Google Maps help forum about the Latitude problem: We recently noticed a bug in Google Maps for Android 6.8 that affected …

Google Airplanes? And You Thought Street View Cars Were All You Had to Worry About Google Airplanes? And You Thought Street View Cars Were All You Had to Worry About

As mentioned yesterday during the Big Google Maps 3D parade, Google has indeed been using some airplanes to capture that stunning imagery used to create its next generation of mapping imagery. While describing how Google Maps created the images used …

Google Maps Is On A Quest For Perfection 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 …

Google Maps Next Dimension? Crazy 3D Imagery & Offline Maps Google Maps Next Dimension? Crazy 3D Imagery & Offline Maps

Today at its “Next Dimension” presentation, Google Maps introduced a new feature it says will be hitting Android and iOS devices in the near weeks: a fully explorable 3D version of Google Earth, as well one highly valuable feature that …

Google Maps Still Bleeding Developers, Businesses Google Maps Still Bleeding Developers, Businesses
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If you’re Google Maps these days, you’re not really watching the dominoes fall away from you so much as those dominoes have sprouted legs and started fleeing from you to distant, more agreeable climes. First foursquare bailed for MapBox, Apple’s …

Google Latitude Appears to Have a Buggy Problem Google Latitude Appears to Have a Buggy Problem
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According to user reports in the Google Maps help forum, Google Latitude, the real-time location app that lets you tell people where you are in this great big world, is currently down. The first report of the outage was posted …

Apple’s Google Maps Move Has Been Coming For A Long Time Apple’s Google Maps Move Has Been Coming For A Long Time

If you’ve been paying attention to the rumors surrounding Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6 update, you know that one of the biggest pieces of news is that Apple apparently plans to ditch Google Maps in favor of their own in-house mapping …

Google Shuts Down Panoramio iPhone App 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 …

Google Maps Locates God(s) in Switzerland Google Maps Locates God(s) in Switzerland

Some peculiar things have been spotted by Google Maps users over the years. There was rumored discovery of Atlantis, some hilarious captures of people falling, and, well, lots of other major weird. Now, prepare to add another page to the …

Google Maps Announcement Will Beat Apple To The Punch Google Maps Announcement Will Beat Apple To The Punch

You may have heard by now that Apple plans to ditch Google Maps in iOS 6. It seems that after three years of buying digital map companies, Apple is ready to build its own in-house mapping solution to serve as …