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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 …

Watch This Google Maps Engine Hangout Watch This Google Maps Engine Hangout

Google has shared a recent Hangout on Air discussing Google Maps Engine. In the video, you get a half hour discussion about the technology, including a demo and explanation from product manager Dylan Lorimer and Envista CEO Marc Fagan. If …

Criminal Investigation Into Google’s Street View To Be Dropped [Report] Criminal Investigation Into Google’s Street View To Be Dropped [Report]

Google has had trouble with its popular Street View product in Germany since the beginning. There were privacy concerns about it in the country before it finally received the go ahead from German courts, and ultimately launched in that country …

Google Launches Huge Street View Update, Here’s Some Of The Imagery Google Launches Huge Street View Update, Here’s Some Of The Imagery

Google announced that it is launching its biggest Street View update to date, with the addition of 250,000 miles of roads around the world. It’s also doubling its number of special collections. The update includes increased coverage in Macau, Singapore, …

Google Maps Street View Comes To Mobile Browser So iOS Users Have Access Google Maps Street View Comes To Mobile Browser So iOS Users Have Access
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Google announced today that it has added its Street View feature to Google Maps from the mobile browser. This means that iOS users who lost their beloved Maps app in favor of Apple’s newer, much criticized rendition, can once again …

The Latest In The Google And Apple Maps Saga The Latest In The Google And Apple Maps Saga

Here we are two full weeks after the release of iOS 6, and the Apple/Google Maps drama continues to permeate the headlines. In case you haven’t kept a close eye on all of the latest, allow me to provide a …

Apple Maps Apparently Use Much Less Data Than Google Maps, So There’s That Apple Maps Apparently Use Much Less Data Than Google Maps, So There’s That
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Ever since Apple abandoned Google Maps for their own maps in iOS 6, well, it hasn’t been good (to say the least). There have been big problems with Apple’s maps product, including broken landscapes, mislabeled locations and landmarks, and all …

Google: Here’s How To Use Google Maps On iOS Google: Here’s How To Use Google Maps On iOS
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By now, you probably know the story. Apple dropped Google Maps from its Maps app on iOS 6. People don’t like Apple’s new version so much. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to customers today for the lackluster product. Apple is …

Apple CEO Apologizes For Maps, App Store Promotes Competitors Apple CEO Apologizes For Maps, App Store Promotes Competitors
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As previously reported, Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an apology to iOS device customers today, admitting that the Maps product, which the company replaced Google Maps with, is not a great product, and even went so far as to suggest …

Google Maps And Earth Get New High-Res Imagery Updates Google Maps And Earth Get New High-Res Imagery Updates

Google announced its latest imagery update for Google Maps and Google Earth today. “Our quest to create the most comprehensive and accurate map of the world is ongoing, but we’re happy to take a pause and share some impressive progress …

Apple: We Fell Short On Maps, But You Can Still Use Google Or Something Else Apple: We Fell Short On Maps, But You Can Still Use Google Or Something Else
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably either heard or experienced first hand how bad Apple’s Maps product is. Apple replaced Google Maps with its own offering in iOS 6 when it was released, and ever since, users …

Google Maps Out of iOS 6 Over Voice Navigation Dispute, Sources Say Google Maps Out of iOS 6 Over Voice Navigation Dispute, Sources Say
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It’s clear now that Apple jumped the gun when it chucked out Google Maps for its own mapping software in iOS 6. Since the recent OS upgrade, iPhone users have found both humor and frustration with distorted satellite images, poor …