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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 …

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). …