All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Maps’

Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar

Google has added Street View imagery of the Charminar in Hyderabad. The Google Maps team tweeted this morning that Street View made a “very brief stop off” to get the imagery, which you can find here. The Charminar was built in 1591 CE, and is one of the most recognized structures in India. It’s located on the east bank of …

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Google+ Local iOS App Is No More, Use Google Maps

Google has retired the standalone Google+ Local app for iOS. 9to5Mac first reported on an email that Google sent around (which has since made its way to other publications) that it would be retired as of August 7th, though the app appears to have already been pulled from the App Store. In the email, Google says: The good news is …

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Google Takes Street View Trekker Up Mt. Fuji

Google announced today that it has taken its Street View Trekker camera device (you know, the backpack) up Mt. Fuji to gather some new imagery. The 360-degree panoramic shots cover the Yoshida trail that takes hikers up the mountain, as well as the full walk around the crater at the top and the “quick zigzag” descent. “Back in June UNESCO …

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The Ones That Make Your Business Look Good In Google’s Local Results

Back in January, Google revealed that Google Business Photos were being used by 100,000 businesses, a number that has no doubt grown significantly in the first half of 2013. In late May, Google announced the expansion of the program into seven additional countries. Do you have business photos up in Google’s local results? Have Google Business Photos ever helped you …

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Google Launches New Business Photos For 167 NYC Restaurants Ahead Of Restaurant Week

Google announced today that it is launching 360-degree, interactive photos for 167 of the 294 restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week (next week). Google Maps summer intern Evelyn Chang writes on the Google Maps blog: Let’s say you’re in New York City, home to over 25,000 restaurants, just before the start of NYC Restaurant Week (TM) (July 22 – August …

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New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad

Back at Google I/O, Google revealed it’s big new Google Maps redesign. Last week, the company announced the new look and features for Android, and now has launched them for iOS. The update includes enhanced search and navigation features, and a tablet-specific Maps experience for iPad users (the Android release also has a Tablet-dedicated version). “A dedicated tablet design brings …

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Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower

Google has teamed up with the Eiffel Tower Operating Company to create a trio of online exhibitions for the Google Cultural Institute, to let Internet users explore the Eiffel Tower in new ways without having to go to Paris. Google’s Street View team went up the tower using the Street View Trolley, and shot 360-degree views of the tower’s architecture …

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Google Makes An Update To Its Big Google Maps Update

Google announced the launch of its big new Google Maps update for Android this week. It’s coming to iOS soon. The update includes a tablet-oriented version of Google Maps for the first time. We took a fairly extensive look at what the app has to offer here. As part of the announcement, Google revealed that it is retiring its location …

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Google Kills Latitude, Launches New Maps App

Google announced on Wednesday that it is launching a new Google Maps app for Android smartphones and tablets. It will soon come to iOS. Along with this app comes the news that Google is finally killing its Google Latitude location service. Google showed off the new Google Maps interface at Google I/O back in May, and launched the desktop version. …

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Google Street View Tours Harry Potter Studio

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll probably be happy to know that Google is providing Street View imagery not only of the real world, but also the Harry Potter world, or at least part of it. Google Maps has imagery available from the Warner Bros. studio, including the Diagon Alley set. The studio, in London, offers tours, and now …

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Winnie The Pooh Makes An Appearance On Google Street View

Google Maps tweeted out this gem this morning: Not the strangest thing we’ve seen on Street View by any means, but it’s always fun to see people in costumes appear in the massively popular Google Maps. Street View just came to Google Earth’s mobile apps too, by the way. In other Google Maps news, the company just launched and/or updated …

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Google Launches/Updates 3D Imagery For 50 Cities In Google Maps, Earth

Google announced that it has either launched or updated 3D imagery for 50 cities in Google Maps and Google Earth. “if you’re using the new Google Maps, try holding Ctrl and then dragging the camera view around,” Google says in a Google+ post. “This will give you a camera that lets view in any direction.” Recently launched cities include: Anniston, …

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