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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 …

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 …