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Here’s What’s New With Google Maps Here’s What’s New With Google Maps

Google announced the launch of a new round of features for the new Google Maps. Now, when you click on “Pegman,” which appears in the lower right corner, roads with Street View imagery will light up in blue, and when …

Look Upon This Penis-Shaped Church and See That It Is Good Look Upon This Penis-Shaped Church and See That It Is Good
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In Dixon, Illinois, sits a newly-erected church that makes quite the impression when viewed from above. Redditors spotted the house of worship on Google Maps. (image) Uh… (image) Despite the fact that Apple Maps doesn’t show the phallic house of …

Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation, More Languages Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation, More Languages
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Google has just launched an update to their Google Maps for iOS, one that brings faster navigation with the help of a new route mini-map and a “tricks and tips” guide that helps users make the best of the app. …

Google Maps Gets Directions For Multiple Destinations, Reservations, Upcoming Events Google Maps Gets Directions For Multiple Destinations, Reservations, Upcoming Events
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Google announced today that it is adding directions for multiple destinations to the new Google Maps preview, which has been available for the past three months. The feature is rolling out today. Apparently this has been one of the most …

Google Maps Is Exposing People To Historic Parliament Buildings In Europe Google Maps Is Exposing People To Historic Parliament Buildings In Europe

Technology is a pretty awesome thing sometimes. Even if you’re one of the members of the newer generations that have grown up with technology touching almost every facet of your life, some things about its feats and possibilities will always …

Tour The 9/11 Memorial On Google Street View Tour The 9/11 Memorial On Google Street View
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Back in late May, Google announced that it had published some new imagery for New York, including imagery of Hurricane Sandy, Central Park and the 9/11 Memorial. With today’s date in mind, the memorial imagery is worth revisiting. “The 9/11 …

Everyone Should Be Okay With This Google ‘Panda’ Update Everyone Should Be Okay With This Google ‘Panda’ Update
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Google announced on Wednesday that it has added more zoos to Street View. We’ve seen Google tout its zoo imagery on more than one occasion in the past, but this time, they’re claiming “must-see spots at zoos around the world.” …

Google Maps Gets Waze Reports, Waze Gets More Google Maps Features, Google Search Google Maps Gets Waze Reports, Waze Gets More Google Maps Features, Google Search
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In June, Google acquired Waze, and promised that “nothing practical” would change. Today, Google announced that Waze reports will now be integrated into the Google Maps experience, and that Google features will be integrated into the Waze experience. Google Maps …

Google Adds ‘Behind The Views’ Content To Street View Collections Google Adds ‘Behind The Views’ Content To Street View Collections

Google announced today that it is adding “behind-the-scenes” content like photography, video, audio tours, etc. to its Street View Collections site on the recently launched Views. The content can be accessed from a “Go Behind the Views” icon. “Our first …

Google Glass Game Based On An Ant Colony In The Works Google Glass Game Based On An Ant Colony In The Works
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Aside from the novelty of wearing a web-capable recording device on your eyebrow, in order for Google Glass to truly succeed, it will need a killer app that makes it all the more attractive to consumers. While we’ve already seen …

New Google Maps Ads Come With New Click Type New Google Maps Ads Come With New Click Type

Google announced an updated ad experience for Google Maps on Android, iPhone and iPad today. Ads will now appear at the bottom of the screen when the user searches for something. The ads include a title, ad text and a …

Yes, Google Even Has Street View Imagery From Inside Planes Yes, Google Even Has Street View Imagery From Inside Planes

On the Google Maps Facebook page, Google is pointing to some Street View imagery it has from inside a plane. The imagery actually comes from Google’s Business Photos program. The photos are of the inside of the Airbus A380. Take …

Google Places Dashboard Now Lets You Remove Listings Google Places Dashboard Now Lets You Remove Listings
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In the new Google Places Dashboard, businesses can now delete listings. The dashboard was first announced back in early April. Since then, it has been updated a number of times with various features and improvements. This Google forum post chronicles …

Google’s Street View Loses The Side Of A Building Google’s Street View Loses The Side Of A Building
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We’ve seen plenty of strange things within Google’s Street View photography, but this is a new one, at least to me. Have you ever seen Google display a building, reducing it to two dimensions? Here’s an instance, pointed out on …

Google Launches ‘Views’ Site To Get Users’ Photo Spheres On Google Maps Google Launches ‘Views’ Site To Get Users’ Photo Spheres On Google Maps

Google announced the launch of a new site called Views to showcase users’ photo spheres that are shared to Google Maps. Users’ Views pages will let people browse the photos and plot them on the earth via Google Maps so …

Look At All These Birds On Google’s Street View Look At All These Birds On Google’s Street View

It’s always fun to see what kinds of cool things Google captures with its Street View cameras. Sometimes it is simply deliberate photographing of landmarks or interesting areas. Sometimes people intervene, and put on a show (mildly NSFW). Sometimes, nature …

Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar
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Google has added Street View imagery of the Charminar in Hyderabad. The Google Maps team tweeted this morning that Street View made a “very brief stop off” to get the imagery, which you can find here. The Charminar was built …

Google+ Local iOS App Is No More, Use Google Maps Google+ Local iOS App Is No More, Use Google Maps
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Google has retired the standalone Google+ Local app for iOS. 9to5Mac first reported on an email that Google sent around (which has since made its way to other publications) that it would be retired as of August 7th, though the …

Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji

Google announced today that it has taken its Street View Trekker camera device (you know, the backpack) up Mt. Fuji to gather some new imagery. The 360-degree panoramic shots cover the Yoshida trail that takes hikers up the mountain, as …

The Ones That Make Your Business Look Good In Google’s Local Results The Ones That Make Your Business Look Good In Google’s Local Results
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Back in January, Google revealed that Google Business Photos were being used by 100,000 businesses, a number that has no doubt grown significantly in the first half of 2013. In late May, Google announced the expansion of the program into …

Google Launches New Business Photos For 167 NYC Restaurants Ahead Of Restaurant Week Google Launches New Business Photos For 167 NYC Restaurants Ahead Of Restaurant Week
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Google announced today that it is launching 360-degree, interactive photos for 167 of the 294 restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week (next week). Google Maps summer intern Evelyn Chang writes on the Google Maps blog: Let’s say you’re in New …