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New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad
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Back at Google I/O, Google revealed it’s big new Google Maps redesign. Last week, the company announced the new look and features for Android, and now has launched them for iOS. The update includes enhanced search and navigation features, and …

Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower

Google has teamed up with the Eiffel Tower Operating Company to create a trio of online exhibitions for the Google Cultural Institute, to let Internet users explore the Eiffel Tower in new ways without having to go to Paris. Google’s …

Google Makes An Update To Its Big Google Maps Update Google Makes An Update To Its Big Google Maps Update
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Google announced the launch of its big new Google Maps update for Android this week. It’s coming to iOS soon. The update includes a tablet-oriented version of Google Maps for the first time. We took a fairly extensive look at …

Google Kills Latitude, Launches New Maps App Google Kills Latitude, Launches New Maps App
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Google announced on Wednesday that it is launching a new Google Maps app for Android smartphones and tablets. It will soon come to iOS. Along with this app comes the news that Google is finally killing its Google Latitude location …

Google Street View Tours Harry Potter Studio Google Street View Tours Harry Potter Studio

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll probably be happy to know that Google is providing Street View imagery not only of the real world, but also the Harry Potter world, or at least part of it. Google Maps has …

Winnie The Pooh Makes An Appearance On Google Street View Winnie The Pooh Makes An Appearance On Google Street View
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Google Maps tweeted out this gem this morning: Not the strangest thing we’ve seen on Street View by any means, but it’s always fun to see people in costumes appear in the massively popular Google Maps. Street View just came …

Google Launches/Updates 3D Imagery For 50 Cities In Google Maps, Earth Google Launches/Updates 3D Imagery For 50 Cities In Google Maps, Earth

Google announced that it has either launched or updated 3D imagery for 50 cities in Google Maps and Google Earth. “if you’re using the new Google Maps, try holding Ctrl and then dragging the camera view around,” Google says in …

Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’ Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’

Google is releasing some new Street View imagery from the abandoned Hashima Island, which is known by “Dead Island” or “Dead City” from the James Bond flick Skyfall. Google announced the imagery in a Japanese blog post, and shared this …

Google Lends Out Its Street View Trekker Google Lends Out Its Street View Trekker

Google has launched a pilot program for third-party organizations to borrow its Street View Trekker camera backpack device, to enable them to contribute imgagery to Google Maps. One partner is the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), which has already …

Google Launches New ‘Cloud-Free’ Satellite Imagery For Maps, Earth Google Launches New ‘Cloud-Free’ Satellite Imagery For Maps, Earth
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Google announced that it’s launching new satellite imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth, and says it’s “virtually cloud-free”. This, of course, means clearer and more accurate imagery. Google Earth Engine tech lead Matt Hancher writes in a blog post, …

Google Said To Be Under FTC Review For Waze Google Said To Be Under FTC Review For Waze

Google acquired Israel-based navigation company Waze earlier this month, after about a year’s worth of rumors that competitor Facebook would do so. Now, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is making sure the move is not anti-competitive. The Wall Street Journal …

Google Adds 1,000 New Street View Destinations To Google Maps Google Adds 1,000 New Street View Destinations To Google Maps

Google announced a huge update to its Street View imagery today, with the addition of over 1,000 new locations around the world, including locations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada. “Planning on stopping by Singapore this summer? …

Google Gives Businesses New Dashboard Google Gives Businesses New Dashboard

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Dashboard, which is designed to help businesses manage their presence across Google properties, including Google+, AdWords, Google Maps, YouTube, etc. Google’s Pavni Diwanjhi made the announcement in a Google+ post in which …

Google Reportedly Wins Waze Acquisition Google Reportedly Wins Waze Acquisition
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Numerous reports have come out indicating that Google is getting ready to buy Israel-based navigation company Waze. After hearing about Facebook getting ready to buy the company for close to a year, talks between those two companies reportedly fizzled out …

Google Launches Google Maps Engine API Google Launches Google Maps Engine API

Google has announced the launch of the Google Maps Engine API, which lets developers use Maps Engine in their own apps for the first time. Last year, Google relaunched Google Earth Builder as Google Maps Engine. “Maps Engine lets organizations …

Google Street View Captures Guy With Lamp Shade On His Head Google Street View Captures Guy With Lamp Shade On His Head
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It’s always fun to see what kind of interesting imagery people can find on Google Maps Street View. Beyond the beautiful imagery Google announces (like the underwater stuff for example), we’ve seen everything from people having sex to possible dead …

Police Are Taking Advantage Of Google Maps Coordinate Police Are Taking Advantage Of Google Maps Coordinate

Police are using Google Maps Coordinate to keep track of deputies while they’re on duty. Google Maps Coordinate was introduced about a year ago, combining Google Maps with Google Latitude, adding a tracking tool to the ever-expanding Google Maps. While …

Did Google Street View Catch A Break Up Scene? Did Google Street View Catch A Break Up Scene?
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Ever since Google has introduced the “Street View” function to its Maps service, there have been all kinds of discoveries and finds by users all over the globe. So much so, in fact, a multitude of publications–this one included–have leveraged …

Google Expands Google Maps Business Photos Program Google Expands Google Maps Business Photos Program

Google announced that it is expanding its Google Maps Business Photos program into seven new countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia, Singapore and Switzerland. The program is part of Google’s quest to make every inch of the public earth …

Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added new New York imagery to Google Maps Street View, including imagery of neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy, a tour of the 9/11 Memorial, and 360-degree imagery of Central Park. “To create a …

The Earth’s Many Faces Spotted On Google Maps The Earth’s Many Faces Spotted On Google Maps

Considering all the concern out there about privacy implications of facial recognition technology, it’s nice to see the technology being put to more creative, less troublesome uses. Design lab onformative has used its facial recognition algorithm to scan the Earth …