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Google World Wonders Project Brings Earth’s Finest Right to You Google World Wonders Project Brings Earth’s Finest Right to You
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In terms of us wee little humans, Earth’s a pretty big place. There’s a lot to get around and see and that distance never really seems to get any shorter. Barring the miles or kilometers that keep you from the …

Google Maps’ 45° Imagery Update Pleases Historians, Monkees Fans Alike Google Maps’ 45° Imagery Update Pleases Historians, Monkees Fans Alike

Google Maps has waved its Wand o’ 45° Imagery again, this time bestowing another 26 cities with fully rotatable views. As I’ve said before in these update pieces, the 45° angles give users a superior vantage of a building’s architecture, …

iOS 6: New Maps App Shown In Leaked Images iOS 6: New Maps App Shown In Leaked Images

A couple weeks ago we brought you news that Apple was finally preparing to drop Google Maps from iOS in favor of their own in-house 3D maps app. While the app itself would stay largely the same, the backend map …

Google Changes P.O. Box Rules for Businesses Google Changes P.O. Box Rules for Businesses

Google Small Business just announced in its Product Forums that it’s changed some if its policies regarding P.O. boxes. Basically, P.O. Boxes are no longer permitted in either address lines 1 or 2, when a business is submitting its location …

Google Earth Builder Smells As Sweet By Any Other Name Google Earth Builder Smells As Sweet By Any Other Name

Do you believe a map can make the world a better place? Google does. To demonstrate the Earth-bettering potential of cartography, it launched Google Earth Builder back in August 2011 in order to provide cloud services for those map-makers who …

Google Suggests Closing Old Listings In Places When Changing Addresses Google Suggests Closing Old Listings In Places When Changing Addresses

SEO Barry Scwhartz blogged about moving to a new office, saying that Google suggested he close his listing and open a new one. However, in doing that, there’s no guarantee that he would retain any reviews that had ben posted. …

Iran Might Sue Over Google Map Iran Might Sue Over Google Map

Iran, the world’s worst oppressor of internet freedom, has ironically been complaining about Google’s omission of the Persian Gulf name in its map of the region, and is now reportedly considering a lawsuit. For a bit of backstory, Iran accused …

Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours
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The Google Maps team does some of the more interesting things on the Web. It’s always a pleasure to hear what they have to say so this week’s Office Hours hangout is a treat. This week has Josh Livni and …

Google Maps Now Lets You Save Home, Work Locations Google Maps Now Lets You Save Home, Work Locations
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If you’re a regular user of Google Maps, you’ve doubtlessly noticed the My Places tab that appears in the left-hand menu. In case it’s evaded your scope, the My Places tab is an option that allows you to make interactive …

Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain Wins Google Model Town Competition Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain Wins Google Model Town Competition
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Earlier this year, Google invited anybody handy with Google SketchUp to make a full 3D model of their community to enter in the 2012 Model Town Competition. All entrants will get their 3D model added to Google Earth’s 3D Buildings …

Google Places Autocomplete Removes The Tedium Of Address Entry Pages Google Places Autocomplete Removes The Tedium Of Address Entry Pages

I have my disagreements with Google, but we’re on the level more often than not. You see, Google agrees with me that address entry pages on the Internet are stupid. They’re slow, tedious and only serve to slow me down …

iOS 6: Apple To Drop Google Maps For In-House 3D Maps iOS 6: Apple To Drop Google Maps For In-House 3D Maps
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When the original iPhone launched in 2007, the world was a different place. More specifically, the relationship between Google and Apple was a very different thing. Back then, Apple was taking a gamble on the smartphone market, and the two …

Google Allows Businesses to Create “Offers” For Free Google Allows Businesses to Create “Offers” For Free
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It was announced today that the updated version of Google Maps now contains Google Offers that can be redeemed by customers at the retail locations they search for. What was not made totally clear at the time is that Google …

Google Maps 6.7 for Android Gets Google Offers, Indoor Maps Directions Google Maps 6.7 for Android Gets Google Offers, Indoor Maps Directions
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It’s only been a couple of weeks since Google released Google Maps for Android 6.6, which followed up the big redesign of 6.5. However, ever the archetype of constant progress, Google Maps have announced the release of Google Maps 6.7 …

Iran Angry Over Google Map Iran Angry Over Google Map
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Iran, the world’s worst oppressor of internet freedom, has ironically been complaining about Google’s omission of the Persian Gulf name in its map of the region. Iran accused Google of lacking credibility on Saturday after noticing that the word ‘Persian …

Google Maps for Business Unrolls New Website, Tools for the Trade Google Maps for Business Unrolls New Website, Tools for the Trade
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Google has been pushing Google Maps lately towards businesses to foster the understanding that it’s more than just a navigation device, but also a tool that can be utilized to navigate potential customers into the direction of becoming actual customers. …

Marble Madness Meets Google Maps in WebGL Game Marble Madness Meets Google Maps in WebGL Game

Google has let another experiment out of its secret lab and this one has an appetite for your free time – or, better, for your time while you’re at the office. This fearsome new creation is a game simply called …

Google Maps Business Photos Launched in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands Google Maps Business Photos Launched in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands
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At the beginning of 2012, Google Maps announced that it was now offering small businesses a chance to showcase their store interiors with Business Photos, the Street View-style interactive tour that can be stitched together with photographs taken by Google-associated …

Google Maps Gives 19 More Cities 45° Imagery Google Maps Gives 19 More Cities 45° Imagery

Google Maps has updated the imagery for 19 more cities so as to offer 45° angles in addition to the standard 90° view. This round, there are 8 international locations and 11 locations in the United States. This update is …

Paul Rademacher Talks Google Maps API During Hangout Paul Rademacher Talks Google Maps API During Hangout

I’m really starting to like this casual conversation thing Google has going on with its Hangouts. It’s nice to see developers just discuss the stuff they’re working on without any PR or companies getting in the way of what they …

Google Maps Offers Up 3D Photo Tours Via User Photos Google Maps Offers Up 3D Photo Tours Via User Photos

If you’re a regular user of Google Maps, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that photos contributed by other Google Maps users are showing up on the map whenever you hunt down a location. In the Map view, they appear as blue dots …