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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 …

Secret Door Is An Interesting Google Street View Tour Guide Secret Door Is An Interesting Google Street View Tour Guide

Co.Exist put the spotlight on a new tool for browsing Google Street View imagery today. It’s called The Secret Door, and simply takes you to random spots around the world (inside and out) using Street View. Just click “Take me …

Google Gives Us A Street View Tour Of Lucas Oil Stadium Google Gives Us A Street View Tour Of Lucas Oil Stadium
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Google has posted an interactive photo tour of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. The company says this is the first imagery of of inside an NFL stadium in Google Maps, leading us to believe there will be …

Google Street View Hits The Wii U Google Street View Hits The Wii U

Nintendo announced on Thursday that Wii Street U powered by Google is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. This is an app that lets users access Google Street View, and view 360-degree imagery of locations all over …

Google Adds 38 Ski Resort Maps To Google Maps Google Adds 38 Ski Resort Maps To Google Maps
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Google announced today that it has added 38 run and lift maps for some of the most popular ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada to Google Maps. The maps show blue, green, and black runs as solid colored lines. …

Look At Google’s Beautiful New Grand Canyon Street View Imagery Look At Google’s Beautiful New Grand Canyon Street View Imagery
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Google continues to expand its Google Maps Street View coverage into more and more interesting places. While things like “The Gates of Hell” may not actually be real, Google has recently expanded imagery for Hawaii, the Arctic, Zoos, Tsunami-ravaged buildings, …

Google Launches Updated Maps For North Korea Google Launches Updated Maps For North Korea

Just a couple weeks after executive chairman Eric Schmidt returned from North Korea, Google has published more detailed maps of the country. “The goal of Google Maps is to provide people with the most comprehensive, accurate, and easy-to-use modern map …

Facebook Overtakes Google Maps as the Number One Mobile App Facebook Overtakes Google Maps as the Number One Mobile App
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Analyst ComScore has released its estimates of mobile app usage for 2012 and it appears the Facebook has taken the lead. The Facebook app was the most-used app at the end of 2012, drawing over 85 million unique visitors in …

Did Google’s Street View Pinpoint The Gates Of Hell? Did Google’s Street View Pinpoint The Gates Of Hell?
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A reddit user shared an interesting find on Google Maps Street View. If you go to the point: 30.744344, -88.103524, it returns a location along Interstate 65 in Alabama. In the shoulder there is a mysterious orange blob. If you …

Google Crisis Response Launches Resources For Jakarta Flooding Google Crisis Response Launches Resources For Jakarta Flooding
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As it typically does when there’s a major natural disaster, Google’s Crisis Response team has put together a resource page for those affected by flooding in Jakarta. The page helps users track affected areas, and provides updated emergency info. “We …

Google Takes Street View To More Places In Israel Google Takes Street View To More Places In Israel

Google announced on Thursday that it is now publishing Street View imagery for hundreds more cities, towns, village, heritage sites and tourist attractions in Israel. These include: Safaed, the coral reef in Eilat, the lowest point on earth at the …

Google Business Photos Used By 100,000 Businesses Google Business Photos Used By 100,000 Businesses
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While many of us were pre-occupied with Facebook’s big unveiling of Graph Search on Tuesday, Google let out a little tidbit of information about its own local search offering: over 100,000 businesses have used the Google Business Photos feature since …

Google Guns Is Back As “Geo Guns” Google Guns Is Back As “Geo Guns”
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Earlier this week, we posted a story about a game called Google Guns, which lets you engage in tank warfare using Google Maps as your battleground provider. Just enter a location, and battle in any real-world setting courtesy of the …

Google Coordinate Gets An iPhone App Google Coordinate Gets An iPhone App

Back in June, Google introduced Google Maps Coordinate, a tool designed to improve the communication between businesses and their employees while they’re on the go. Update: Google has now officially announced the app. The tool has been available on Android, …

Google Didn’t Like ‘Google Guns’ Creator’s Use Of Its Brand Google Didn’t Like ‘Google Guns’ Creator’s Use Of Its Brand

Update: The game is back up under a different title. On Wednesday, we posted an article about a game called Google Guns, which was essentially a Combat (as in the old Atari game)-style tank game, which utilized Google Maps to …

Google Guns Brings Tank Warfare To Google Maps Google Guns Brings Tank Warfare To Google Maps
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Update 2: The game is back up under a different title. Update: The game has now been removed due to apparent copyright violation. More here. Designer Walewijn den Boer has created a game called Google Guns, which brings a little …