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Google Adds Regional Dialects To Business Categories Google Adds Regional Dialects To Business Categories

Late last month, Google announced that it was adding 1,000 new categories in the new Places dashboard for businesses. This is an effort to significantly expand the breadth of available categories internationally. The announcement was made in the Google product …

Google Adds Street View Imagery To Russia, And For First Time Slovenia Google Adds Street View Imagery To Russia, And For First Time Slovenia

Google has announced the addition of Street View imagery to more towns, cities and sights in Russia, and to Slovenia for the first time. Slovenia makes the fifty-fifth country Google has launched Street View in. “In Russia, our drivers reached …

Google Maps Renames Street After Adolf Hitler Google Maps Renames Street After Adolf Hitler

Google Maps reportedly renamed Berlin street Theodor Heuss Platz “Adolf Hitler Platz” in an apparently brief blunder, which wasn’t brief enough to escape the public eye. Nico Hagenburger tweeted a screenshot: I was at Adolf Hitler Square today—as of GoogleMaps. …

Google’s Santa Tracker Goes Live On Christmas Eve Google’s Santa Tracker Goes Live On Christmas Eve
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Earlier this month, Google revealed its new Santa Tracker for 2013. While it may have lost NORAD to Microsoft, it put together its own (and arguably better) Santa Tracker experience to help kids keep track of where the big man …

Google Adds Ski Slope Imagery To Street View Google Adds Ski Slope Imagery To Street View
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Google announced that it has gathered some new imagery of ski slopes for Street View using its Street View snowmobile. Google introduced the snowmobile back in 2010 when it gathered imagery from Vancouver and Whistler. It’s good to see it’s …

Google Lets Anyone Create Street View Imagery For Google Maps Google Lets Anyone Create Street View Imagery For Google Maps
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Google has now enabled users to create their own Street View imagery to share and make visible to people using Google Maps. Now the amount of Street View imagery available is going to grow tremendously, offering a lot more to …

Google Maps Gets New ‘Embed Map’ Feature, Embeds To Include Ads Google Maps Gets New ‘Embed Map’ Feature, Embeds To Include Ads
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Google Maps will now let you embed a map by copying and pasting an HTML snippet. You have to be opted into the new Google Maps. From there, just go to the gear icon in the lower right corner, and …

Google Adds Street View Imagery From Airports, Transit Stations Google Adds Street View Imagery From Airports, Transit Stations

Google announced that it has added some new transit locations to Street View to make it easier to see where you’re going while you’re traveling. Specifically, they’ve added 16 international airports, ovder 50 train and subway stations and a cable …

Google Gets Awesome New Street View Imagery From National Parks Google Gets Awesome New Street View Imagery From National Parks

Google’s Street View team has been working with the U.S. National Parks Service and Parks Canada to get new imagery on Google Maps for a plethora of interesting locations in the two countries. So far, Google has utilized its Street …

Google Says It Will Remove Dead Body From Google Maps Google Says It Will Remove Dead Body From Google Maps
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Update: Looks like they’ve updated the imagery now. As previously reported, a man found an image of his murdered fourteen-year-old son’s dead body lying next to some train tracks in Google Maps in an image captured by satellite. The image …

Man Asks Google To Remove Image Of Son’s Dead Body From Google Maps (So Far, Google Hasn’t Done So) Man Asks Google To Remove Image Of Son’s Dead Body From Google Maps (So Far, Google Hasn’t Done So)
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Update: Google says it will take eight days, but it will replace the image. Another dead body has been spotted on Google Maps, and this time, the victim’s family is not happy. The image is shown for 901 Sanford Avenue, …

Google Helps To Map Deforestation Over The Past Decade Google Helps To Map Deforestation Over The Past Decade
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Google has released what it is calling the world’s first detailed maps of global forest change, illustrating deforestation throughout the world over time. The project is a collaboration with Dr. Matthew Hansen and his team at the University of Maryland. …

Google Takes The Trekker To Venice For New Street View Imagery Google Takes The Trekker To Venice For New Street View Imagery

Google has taken its Trekker camera system to Venice to capture some new Street View imagery. Google Street View Operations Manager Daniele Rizzetto said, “It was impossible for us to collect images of Venice with a Street View car or …

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
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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 …