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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 …

Google Shares Chrome DevTools Tips For Building Maps Google Shares Chrome DevTools Tips For Building Maps
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Google has posted a new video to its Developers YouTube channel about using Chrome DevTools when building maps or visualizations. It’s actually an episode of Google’s Google Maps Garage, hosted by Brendan Kenny and Paul Saxman, who share “techniques for …

Google Finds Its Way Into Hyundais And Kias Google Finds Its Way Into Hyundais And Kias

Google announced today that Hyundai and Kia (both of Hyundai Motors Groups) are now using Google Maps technology in their vehicles. These automakers join Audi, Daimler and Tesla Motor Co. “Using Google Send-to-Car, local search and voice search, Hyundai and …

Google Adds Store Interior Photography Access To Local Search Results Google Adds Store Interior Photography Access To Local Search Results

Google is now highlighting its indoor photography for businesses from search results pages, making the imagery much more visible to users. Businesses who have been able to participate in this get the added bonus of letting customers browse their store …

Google Maps May Be Spurring iOS 6 Adoption After All Google Maps May Be Spurring iOS 6 Adoption After All
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Apple no doubt suffered some humiliation at the hands of Google this past week. Google finally released their own maps app for iOS, after Apple purged them from the ecosystem with the release of iOS 6 – and it was …

Google Maps for iPhone Sees 10 Million+ Downloads in the First Two Days Google Maps for iPhone Sees 10 Million+ Downloads in the First Two Days
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Everyone knew that people were going to rush toward Google Maps when the company finally released their native app for iOS. There have been plenty of disappointed iOS users since Apple unveiled the Google Map-less iOS 6, and most of …

Google Maps for iPhone is Good for Apple, Bad for Apple Google Maps for iPhone is Good for Apple, Bad for Apple
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Yesterday’s launch of Google Maps for iPhone is clearly a win for iPhone users. Apple Maps, despite being rather pretty, failed when it comes to what really matters. Misplaced landmarks, improper directions, life-threatening errors – the problems were frequent and …

Google Maps for iPhone Arrives as Your Knight in Shining Armor Google Maps for iPhone Arrives as Your Knight in Shining Armor
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If you’ve been waiting to be rescued from the evil Apple Maps (and didn’t make a product switch when Tim Cook told you to), you are in luck – as your white knight is here. Google has just launched the …

Like Apple, Google Accused of Map Misguidance in Australia Like Apple, Google Accused of Map Misguidance in Australia
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It appears that Apple isn’t the only maps provider that’s leading Australian motorist astray. According to police in Colac, a small city in the Western part of Victoria, Google maps are leading people down a dangerous path. Police say that …

Look At NASA’s “Earth At Night” Imagery With Google Maps Look At NASA’s “Earth At Night” Imagery With Google Maps
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Last week, we saw new photos of the Earth at night from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Google announced today in a Google+ post that there is a new layer in Google Maps, which lets you …

Google Maps Still Has Over A Billion Monthly Active Users Google Maps Still Has Over A Billion Monthly Active Users
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Digital map quality has been a hot topic in the tech industry since iOS 6 launched without a Google Maps app, and users were left trying Apple Maps, which has been full of highly publicized errors. That’s not to say …

Google Maps Updated In 10 European Countries Google Maps Updated In 10 European Countries
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Google has released Maps updates in 10 European countries: Andorra, Bulgaria, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. The update, the company says, is part of a project called Ground Truth, which started back in 2008. Google explains, …

Walk Through Tsunami-Ravaged Buildings In Japan On Google Maps Walk Through Tsunami-Ravaged Buildings In Japan On Google Maps

Google announced that it has added indoor imagery from buildings hit by the 2011 tsunami in Japan to Google Maps, as well as its Memories for the Future site. Google worked with four city governments in the Tōhoku area to …

Wii U Gets Google Maps And Street View In Early 2013 Wii U Gets Google Maps And Street View In Early 2013

Nintendo is going all out with an information blowout this morning across three separate Nintendo Directs in Japan, the US and Europe. The Japanese Nintendo Direct already aired, and featured some gameplay from titles like Lego City: Undercover, Pikmin 3 …

Google Creates Embeddable Typhoon Pablo Crisis Response Map Google Creates Embeddable Typhoon Pablo Crisis Response Map
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Google has been pretty good about getting out crisis response maps for major storms and other natural disasters, and Typhoon Pablo is no different. Google announced the map on its Google Maps blog, and encouraged people to share it or …

Google Launches Update For Google Maps Android API Google Launches Update For Google Maps Android API
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Google announced that it is launching an update to the Google Maps Android API to include some highly requested features. For one, there are “more dynamic and flexible” user interface designs for large Android devices, using Android Fragments, and adding …

Instant Street View Is Almost Awesome Instant Street View Is Almost Awesome

It just got a lot easier to view Street View imagery. Instead of going to Google Maps and hunting for the area you want to see, just go to Instant Street View, which Google itself has named “Map of the …

Google Street View Goes To Taronga Zoo and Luna Park Google Street View Goes To Taronga Zoo and Luna Park

Google announced a couple of new Street View offerings in Australia today: Taronga Zoo and Luna Park. “We’ve used our Street View technology to bring you new 360-degree imagery of the animals, attractions and surrounds of Taronga Zoo and Luna …

Apple Reportedly Fires The Guy Responsible For Maps Apple Reportedly Fires The Guy Responsible For Maps

Remember when Apple released iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, and everybody was complaining about the maps? Bloomberg is now reporting that the manager responsible for the software has been fired by the company. Bloomberg’s Adam Satariano cites “people familiar …

How Two Brands Effectively Utilized Google’s GEO API How Two Brands Effectively Utilized Google’s GEO API
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Google has posted a new video to its Developers YouTube channel about a couple of campaigns that use the Geo API. The brands involved are Nature Valley Trail View and Band of Bridges. The campaigns come from the core creative …

Google’s Indoor Maps Head To The Desktop Google’s Indoor Maps Head To The Desktop

Google announced in a tweet today that its indoor maps offering is now available from the desktop version of Google Maps. The feature was available on Android devices, but as Google notes, it’s on the desktop in time for the …