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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 …

Google Street View Takes You to Abandoned Fukushima Town of Namie-machi Google Street View Takes You to Abandoned Fukushima Town of Namie-machi

Google is announcing another batch of fresh Street View imagery, this time coming from Japan. More specifically, Namie-machi, a small city in Fukushima Prefecture that’s in the Fukushima exclusion zone. That means that although years have passed since the nuclear …

Google Maps Gets More Live Transit Info In Certain Areas Google Maps Gets More Live Transit Info In Certain Areas

Google has added live transit information to more cities on Google maps. Users can now access live departure times for seven lines on the New York City subway system (MTA) and buses and trams in the greater Salt Lake City …

Google Maps Project Maps Amazon Funds Google Maps Project Maps Amazon Funds

Google has been working with Brazilian nonprofit organization, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), and the two have now announced the Bolsa Floresta Platform, an online tool that lets you explore social, environmental and economical datasets for areas in the Amazon. “One …

Google Takes The Trekker To The Arctic For Street View Imagery Google Takes The Trekker To The Arctic For Street View Imagery

Google announced today that it is debuting the Trekker for the first time in Canada, as it lends the devices out to some locals. Earlier this year, Google launched the first Trekker-based imagery for the Grand Canyon. Trekker is a …

Google Takes You Atop the Tallest Mountains in the World with Insane New Street View Imagery Google Takes You Atop the Tallest Mountains in the World with Insane New Street View Imagery

Google has taken its Google Maps team to some awesome places to capture some amazing street view imagery. Recent expeditions that come to mind include treks to the Arctic, the Grand Canyon, and under the sea. But this just might …

Google Maps for iOS Gets Google Contacts Support, Local Category Search Google Maps for iOS Gets Google Contacts Support, Local Category Search
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Google Maps for iOS has just received its first major update since launching back in December. Today’s update brings a couple of new features that will make it easier for users to find people and places inside the app. Version …