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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 …

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 …