All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Maps’

Did Google’s Street View Pinpoint The Gates Of Hell?

A reddit user shared an interesting find on Google Maps Street View. If you go to the point: 30.744344, -88.103524, it returns a location along Interstate 65 in Alabama. In the shoulder there is a mysterious orange blob. If you zoom in, you see some very weird imagery. Here are a couple different angles: This is when you rotate to …

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Google Crisis Response Launches Resources For Jakarta Flooding

As it typically does when there’s a major natural disaster, Google’s Crisis Response team has put together a resource page for those affected by flooding in Jakarta. The page helps users track affected areas, and provides updated emergency info. “We also have a mobile page with emergency contact numbers and lists of shelters, and enhanced search results on google.co.id to …

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Google Takes Street View To More Places In Israel

Google announced on Thursday that it is now publishing Street View imagery for hundreds more cities, towns, village, heritage sites and tourist attractions in Israel. These include: Safaed, the coral reef in Eilat, the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea, Acre, Tiberias, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum,Tel Meggido, Mamshit, Shivta, Bet She’an National Park, Tzippori, a nature reserve …

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Google Business Photos Used By 100,000 Businesses

While many of us were pre-occupied with Facebook’s big unveiling of Graph Search on Tuesday, Google let out a little tidbit of information about its own local search offering: over 100,000 businesses have used the Google Business Photos feature since it officially launched a year ago. This is essentially Street View taken inside of stores. “With the use of high-quality …

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Google Guns Is Back As “Geo Guns”

Earlier this week, we posted a story about a game called Google Guns, which lets you engage in tank warfare using Google Maps as your battleground provider. Just enter a location, and battle in any real-world setting courtesy of the Google Maps API. There was one problem. It was called Google Guns, and used the Google logo to display the …

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Google Coordinate Gets An iPhone App

Back in June, Google introduced Google Maps Coordinate, a tool designed to improve the communication between businesses and their employees while they’re on the go. Update: Google has now officially announced the app. The tool has been available on Android, but now there’s an iPhone version in the App Store, with a shorter name – Google Coordinate. According to iDownloadBlog …

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Google Didn’t Like ‘Google Guns’ Creator’s Use Of Its Brand

Update: The game is back up under a different title. On Wednesday, we posted an article about a game called Google Guns, which was essentially a Combat (as in the old Atari game)-style tank game, which utilized Google Maps to let you shoot at other tanks in any real-world location of your choosing. Developer Walewijn den Boer tells me on …

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Google Guns Brings Tank Warfare To Google Maps

Update 2: The game is back up under a different title. Update: The game has now been removed due to apparent copyright violation. More here. Designer Walewijn den Boer has created a game called Google Guns, which brings a little combat-style tank warfare to Google Maps. You can enter any address into the search box, and use that real life …

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Google Shares Chrome DevTools Tips For Building Maps

Google has posted a new video to its Developers YouTube channel about using Chrome DevTools when building maps or visualizations. It’s actually an episode of Google’s Google Maps Garage, hosted by Brendan Kenny and Paul Saxman, who share “techniques for using the DevTools to save time and sanity”. If this sounds like something you could benefit from, here you go. …

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Google Finds Its Way Into Hyundais And Kias

Google announced today that Hyundai and Kia (both of Hyundai Motors Groups) are now using Google Maps technology in their vehicles. These automakers join Audi, Daimler and Tesla Motor Co. “Using Google Send-to-Car, local search and voice search, Hyundai and Kia owners in the United States can access a variety of maps features through Hyundai’s Blue Link technology and Kia’s …

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Google Adds Store Interior Photography Access To Local Search Results

Google is now highlighting its indoor photography for businesses from search results pages, making the imagery much more visible to users. Businesses who have been able to participate in this get the added bonus of letting customers browse their store before actually getting them in the door. Let’s hope they like what they see. Google said in a Google+ post, …

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Google Maps May Be Spurring iOS 6 Adoption After All

Apple no doubt suffered some humiliation at the hands of Google this past week. Google finally released their own maps app for iOS, after Apple purged them from the ecosystem with the release of iOS 6 – and it was a huge hit. As you probably remember, Apple replaced Google Maps with their own Apple Maps, an inferior product that …

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