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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 …

Google I/O 2013 Session Schedule Is Now Live Google I/O 2013 Session Schedule Is Now Live
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Google I/O must be somewhat overwhelming for some developers. There’s a lot of ground to cover and you can only attend so many sessions in a day. That’s why a tight schedule is of the utmost importance so you better …

Google Improves Map Accuracy in Thailand, Indonesia Google Improves Map Accuracy in Thailand, Indonesia
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Google announced today that it has improved maps in Thailand and Indonesia as part of a project called Ground Truth, which it started back inn 2008. The project is simply Google’s initiative to prove more comprehensive and accurate maps. “Through …

Google Launches Biggest-Ever Update To Street View Google Launches Biggest-Ever Update To Street View
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Google announced today that it has added its 50th country to Street View with the addition of imagery from Hungary and Lesotho. In addition to the two new countries, Google is expanding its Street View imagery in Poland and Romania, …

Google Street View Goes Inside Bizarre Corporate Costume Party Google Street View Goes Inside Bizarre Corporate Costume Party
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I continue to be amazed by some of the things Google captures in Street View imagery for Google Maps. We’ve seen everything from dead bodies to people having sex on the side of the road, and of course some stunning …

Check Out This Google Street View Hyperlapse Video Check Out This Google Street View Hyperlapse Video

Teehan+Lax Labs has put together a Google Street View “hyperlapse” video. It’s pretty cool: Google Street View Hyperlapse from Teehan+Lax Labs on Vimeo. Luckily there are no dead bodies or people having sex featured (though it does go through the …

Redditors Wonder If This Is A Dead Body On Google Street View Redditors Wonder If This Is A Dead Body On Google Street View

Someone submitted a Google Maps link to reddit, which shows a person face down on the ground on the side of the road. The image is from Table Bay Boulevard, Cape Town in South Africa. Here’s the link. The reddit …

Google Map Maker Heads To The UK Google Map Maker Heads To The UK
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Google announced the launch of Google Map Maker in the UK, kicking it off with a MapUp workshop in Bletchley Park. Program Manager Satish Mavuri writes in a post on the Google Maps blog: More than 40,000 people around the …

Tour A Creepy, Abandoned Shark Museum With Google Street View Tour A Creepy, Abandoned Shark Museum With Google Street View

Google is really onto something with Street View, and the company is really just getting started, now that it’s got the Trekker out on missions. Still, while Google has had a tremendous amount of outdoor imagery for quite sometime, the …

Google Street View Has An Image Of People Having Sex On The Side Of The Road [Only Mildly NSFW] Google Street View Has An Image Of People Having Sex On The Side Of The Road [Only Mildly NSFW]
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You can find some interesting imagery on Google Maps Street View. It’s no wonder, given the efforts the company takes to produce it. They’ve even gone so far as to design special equipment to get imagery from the places where …

Google Runs Afoul of Indian Agency over Mapping Contest Google Runs Afoul of Indian Agency over Mapping Contest
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Google, who is no stranger to international dustups over its maps and street view service, has run afoul of India’s federal mapping agency over a recent project to improve upon the country’s maps. Google first announced the Mapathon back in …

April Fools’ Prank Lets You Renovate Your House On Street View [Google SCHMICK] April Fools’ Prank Lets You Renovate Your House On Street View [Google SCHMICK]
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Google, as usual, has plenty of April Fools’ pranks today. One that Google revealed on the Google Australia blog promises to let you renovate your house on Street View with “Google SCHMICK” . “Now you can give your house a …

Google Maps Treasure Mode Is More Game Than April Fools’ Joke Google Maps Treasure Mode Is More Game Than April Fools’ Joke

Google has been announcing a lot of April Fools’ jokes as usual, but Google Maps Treasure Mode is actually something of a game, and Google is calling on users to play along. “Archeological analysis has confirmed that our Google Maps …

Country Band ‘Ambushes’ Google Street View Car Country Band ‘Ambushes’ Google Street View Car
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Country music group Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys have a new video for their song “Could Be Me,” which looks like they hijacked Google’s Street View imagery by appearing in a set of photos. Oh, and the video is actually …