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Google Extends Knowledge Graph To Google Maps

Google continues to expand its Knowledge Graph in different ways. It’s now being extended to Google Maps and getting video content. James Gibbons spotted a new Google Maps feature called Quick Facts, which appears when you search for some locations. Search Engine Land confirmed that the content in these cards comes from the Knowledge Graph. Here are a couple of …

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Google Maps App Gets A Bunch Of New Features

Google announced some new features for its Google Maps app on Android and iOS, including lane guidance, the ability to save a map for offline use, new restaurant, bar and hotel filters, Uber integration, public transit notifications, and location saving. When we say lane guidance, we mean Google will direct you as to which lane you should be in while …

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Google Maps Lets You Browse Old Street View Imagery

Google has updated Google Maps to enable users to look at historical imagery using Street View. Users can browse imagery dating bak to 2007. This shows you how: “Now with Street View, you can see a landmark’s growth from the ground up, like the Freedom Tower in New York City or the 2014 World Cup Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil,” says …

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Google Maps Adds Pokemon Challenge Mini-Game

The Google Maps division over at Google today announced a new Pokemon-branded mini-game that has come to the Google Maps app. The game challenges Google Maps users to explore the world and “catch” 150 different Pokemon scattered throughout the surface of the Earth. In a post on the Google Maps blog, Google characterized master Pokemon trainers as having the same …

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Google Adds Beautiful Street View Imagery Of Endangered Colorado River

Google has partnered with American Rivers to bring imagery of the Colorado River to Street View. Take a look at some of the beautiful scenery: “For 6 million years, the Colorado River has flowed through the heart of the desert southwest, its waters slowly carving out a canyon so vast it can be seen from space—yet so remote it didn’t …

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Google Gets More Hawaii Street View Imagery

Back in 2012, Google added some stunning imagery from the Hawaiian Islands to Street View. Today, the company announced the addition of more. The new imagery comes as a result of the Trekker Loan Program Google announced last summer, which lets organizations borrow Google’s Trekker backpack camera device to capture imagery for Street View. The program’s first partner was the …

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Google Changes Result In Duplicate Listings For Businesses

Google has run into some “complications” upgrading local businesses to the new Places dashboard. In some cases, businesses’ accounts and another accounts that they don’t control were both verified for the same business using the old Places dashboard. In other cases, the businesses may have verified multiple times from the accounts they do control. Either way, it has resulted in …

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Google Adding Underwater Street View Imagery For Sydney

Not content to just photograph the world’s land for Street View, Google has been acquiring imagery from under the sea as well. Back in 2012, Google teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey to add underwater imagery from the world’s oceans. Last week, Google announced that it has new imagery from the partnership up, including from Isla Mujeres and Cancun. …

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Google Showcases Government, Nonprofit & Business Maps With New Gallery

Google has launched a new Google Maps Gallery aimed at making mapping data from governments, nonprofits and businesses more accessible to the public. Organizations can share and publish their maps online via Google Maps Engine, and have them appear in the gallery. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “Maps included in the Gallery make it it seamless for citizens and stakeholders …

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Google Street View Gets More Imagery From Under The Sea

Back in 2012, Google teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey to add underwater imagery from the world’s oceans to Street View. Google just announced that it has new imagery from the partnership up, including from Isla Mujeres and Cancun. On Google+, the company highlights these images of whale sharks at Isla Contoy and the Underwater Museum of Isla Mujeres. …

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‘New’ Google Maps Is Rolling Out

The new Google Maps has been around since May in preview mode. It feels so long ago that it’s hard to even think of it as a new product at this point, but the company just announced that it is finally leaving preview, and is about to be available to everyone around the world. Here’s a refresher on what’s new: …

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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 forums, and on Friday, that announcement received an update from Google’s Jade Wang, who had some additional news to share: …

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