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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 …

Google Adds A Ton More High-Res Imagery To Maps And Earth Google Adds A Ton More High-Res Imagery To Maps And Earth
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Google announced another big Google Maps and Google Earth update, with the addition of more high resolution, satellite and 45° imagery. The aerial and satellite imagery in Maps and Earth has been updated for 164 cities and 108 countries/regions. The …

Google Maps App for iOS Almost Ready for Submission [REPORT] Google Maps App for iOS Almost Ready for Submission [REPORT]
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If The Wall Street Journal is correct, you will soon hear a loud whooshing sound. That sound will be the last remaining Apple Maps users fleeing for greener pastures. According to their sources, Google is currently in the final stages …

Google Maps Developers Talk Visualizations Google Maps Developers Talk Visualizations

Google Maps is an integral part of many apps used across the Web and mobile devices. Developers need to know how to make the best use of the service. That’s why Google holds roundtables with the people working on these …

Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Gets Google Crisis Response Maps Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Gets Google Crisis Response Maps
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Google’s Crisis Response team has put together a Hurricane Sandy map with location tracking, public alerts, radar/cloud imagery, evacuation information, shelters and storm footage. “Already responsible for a reported 41 deaths across the Caribbean, late-season Hurricane Sandy is expected to …

Google Maps Gets Better At Natural Geography Google Maps Gets Better At Natural Geography

Google announced an update for Google Maps today, which improves the visualization of natural geography. For things like terrain and vegetation, Google has added more detail to the imagery itself, and added new labeling to provide a more complete picture …

5 Cool Ways Developers Have Used Google Maps And Google Earth APIs 5 Cool Ways Developers Have Used Google Maps And Google Earth APIs

On its Geo Developers Blog, Google will highlight a “map of the week” each week, looking at different, interesting ways developers have used its APIs in their own applications. This month, Google launched MoreThanAMap.com showcasing some of these things, where …

MapQuest Helps You Find The Best Gas Prices With New App MapQuest Helps You Find The Best Gas Prices With New App

Google Maps is the go to app for most smartphone owners, especially on Android. One of the original mapping services, MapQuest, is still hanging in there though. Their new app may even prove to be most useful for travelers this …

Google Goes On A Grand Canyon Trek With New Street View Camera System Google Goes On A Grand Canyon Trek With New Street View Camera System

In June, Google unveiled Trekker, a tool designed to capture imagery from Google Maps Street View, which would be unattainable by way of vehicle or even a Street View Trike. It’s basically a backpack with a camera attached to it, …

Now You Can See 25 Million More Buildings On Google Maps Now You Can See 25 Million More Buildings On Google Maps

Google announced that it has expanded its coverage of building footprints in Google Maps, adding 25 million new ones on the desktop and mobile versions. This includes coverage in Houston, L.A., Chicago, Miamai and the San Francisco Bay Area. So …

Google Launches New Google Maps APIs For Location-Enabled Apps Google Launches New Google Maps APIs For Location-Enabled Apps
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Google announced the launch of two new APIs for organizations who want to build their own location-enabled apps: the Google Maps Tracks API and the Google Maps Geolocation API. The Google Maps Tracks API lets organizations build apps that can …

Google Maps For iOS Pictures Leaked Google Maps For iOS Pictures Leaked

Kicking Google Maps off of iOS 6 was a bad idea, and even Apple has admitted as much. The company was even warned by developers before the launch of the new OS, but ignored those warnings out of arrogance or …