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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 …

Google Launches New Online Mapping Course Google Launches New Online Mapping Course
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Google wants you to teach yourself how to better utilize its various mapping products. Google has just launched registration on a brand new online mapping course that they say will allows interested parties to better “harness the world’s most comprehensive …

Google Maps Shows Before/After Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Imagery Google Maps Shows Before/After Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Imagery

Google has a crisis response map for those affected by the giant tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. Included in that is imagery of the area from Google Maps. Google posted a before/after look at the area to its Google …

Google To Add ‘Stunning’ Imagery From Galapagos Islands To Street View Google To Add ‘Stunning’ Imagery From Galapagos Islands To Street View
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Google has partnered with the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Parks Directorate to collect panoramic imagery of the islands with the Street View Trekker. As a result, Google will be adding the “stunning” images to Google Maps later …

Googlers Talk Indoor Maps For 40 Minutes [Video] Googlers Talk Indoor Maps For 40 Minutes [Video]
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Google is doing a lot of interesting things with maps these days. Not only do they have a whole new Google Maps experience, but they continue to amaze us on a regular basis with some of their imagery. Google still …

Businesses Should Make Sure They Didn’t Miss These Google Announcements Businesses Should Make Sure They Didn’t Miss These Google Announcements
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Google kicked off its annual developers conference, Google I/O, on Wednesday, with a keynote lasting nearly four hours. It’s always expected that Google will make a bunch of announcements at these events, and they certainly did. This year’s hasn’t been …

New Google Maps Revealed At Google I/O New Google Maps Revealed At Google I/O
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Update: The official blog post is up now. Last week, images of a new Google Maps redesign leaked. Last night, the sign-up page with details about new features leaked. Today, at Google I/O, Google discussed the new offering further. First, …

The New Google Maps Is Real, And Here Are All The Cool New Things It Does The New Google Maps Is Real, And Here Are All The Cool New Things It Does
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It has been officially announced. Last week, a couple screen caps of an apparently upcoming Google Maps redesign leaked. While the authenticity of these was questioned, it seemed likely that they were real. Now, it’s pretty much certain than they …

Google Maps Is Probably About To Look Like This. Improvement? Google Maps Is Probably About To Look Like This. Improvement?
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Google could be getting ready to unleash a massive redesign for one of its most beloved products – Google Maps. While reports are unconfirmed, it’s looking like the company may soon implement some major changes. Do you think Google Maps …