All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Maps’

Google Lets Anyone Create Street View Imagery For Google Maps

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 people looking to check out areas of the world they intend to travel to or just want to look at …

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Google Maps Gets New ‘Embed Map’ Feature, Embeds To Include Ads

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 you’ll see the “embed map” option. You’ll be presented with something that looks like this: You can choose from small, …

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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 car station in Hong Kong. “Now you can visit the check-in counter of your airline in Madrid, map out the …

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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 View cars, trikes and Trekker backpack system to add imagery for 44 locations. Here’s a look at some highlights. Sequoia …

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Google Says It Will Remove Dead Body From Google Maps

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 is still up at 901 Sanford Avenue, Richmond, California. Jose Barrera, the father, said he would seek to have Google …

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Man Asks Google To Remove Image Of Son’s Dead Body From Google Maps (So Far, Google Hasn’t Done So)

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, Richmond, California. The body is that of the murdered fourteen-year-old Kevin Barrera. He was reportedly shot to death along the …

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Google Helps To Map Deforestation Over The Past Decade

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. You can go here to see maps ranging from 2000 to 2012, showing the forest landscape. “The most significant findings …

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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 trike—blame the picturesque canals and narrow cobbled walkways—but our team of backpackers took to the streets to give Google Maps …

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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 you zoom in, you’ll be able to see indoor business photos and user-uploaded pics. These are indicated by orange and …

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Look Upon This Penis-Shaped Church and See That It Is Good

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 worship, it’s real. It’s still under construction, and the building you see on Apple Maps is the old version of …

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Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation, More Languages

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. First up, you now have a mini-map when selecting your routes: Google has also added a “tips and tricks” guide …

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Google Maps Gets Directions For Multiple Destinations, Reservations, Upcoming Events

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 requested features since Google launched the preview, when the previously available feature went away. “Whether you’re running weekend errands or …

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