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When Will iOS Get Google Maps Back? When Will iOS Get Google Maps Back?
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As many iPhone users are just now finding out, iOS 6 has replaced Google Maps with Apple’s own maps product. Many of these users are unhappy, and don’t have a lot of great things to say about Apple’s Maps. In …

iOS 6 Maps Are Getting A Lot Of Negative Feedback iOS 6 Maps Are Getting A Lot Of Negative Feedback
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When Apple introduced iOS 6, it revealed that it would be going with its own Maps product (which is really a combination of numerous other mapping products) rather than Google Maps. iOS 6 hit iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches this …

Google Maps Adds Live Traffic Info To More Countries Google Maps Adds Live Traffic Info To More Countries

Google Maps has expanded its live road traffic feature into three more countries (one city each). These include: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City, Kuwait and Guayaquil, Ecuador. “Now, the maps of these locations are much more useful, as drivers can …

Google Maps Gets Updated On Android, While Disappearing From iOS In iOS 6 Google Maps Gets Updated On Android, While Disappearing From iOS In iOS 6

Now that Apple has launched iOS 6, Google Maps is officially off of the iPhone Maps experience. Meanwhile, Google has launched an update for Google Maps for Android adding better sync across devices. “Just make sure you’re signed in to …

Bing Maps Can Pinpoint Your House In High Resolution, But Still Can’t Show You Area 51 Bing Maps Can Pinpoint Your House In High Resolution, But Still Can’t Show You Area 51
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Bing Maps are by far the best thing to come out of Microsoft’s insistence to take on Google in search. The maps and aerial imagery is on par with a lot of the work that Google does in the field. …

Google Maps Makes It Easier to Access Interior Imagery Google Maps Makes It Easier to Access Interior Imagery
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Back in January, Google opened up its Business Photos for Google Maps pilot program to any and all small businesses that wanted to participate. Because of that, thousands of businesses now allow users to take a trip inside their stores …

Check Out This Infographic From Google Maps Showing The Most Searched Spots Of The Summer Check Out This Infographic From Google Maps Showing The Most Searched Spots Of The Summer

Google has released a new infographic showing the most popular summer searches in Google Maps for different countries in the Northern Hemisphere. “North Americans sought out the best local beaches to help cool off from the summer heat. In comparison, …

Google Maps Gets A Ton Of New High-Res Imagery Google Maps Gets A Ton Of New High-Res Imagery
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Google announced that it has added a whole bunch of new aerial and satellite imagery to Google Maps and Google Earth, and new 45 degree imagery in Google Maps. Bordeaux, France Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH Google has new high-res …

Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities

Google announced today that it is releasing Street View imagery for over 150 university campuses globally, adding to its growing list, which is currently about about 275 schools. “With classes just getting started, freshman students, transfers and even empty-nesting parents …

Google Tells You How To Find Cool Maps Google Tells You How To Find Cool Maps
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Google has uploaded a Google Developers hangout from Sydney about maps. Googlers Paul and Chris talk ab out their favorite maps, why they like them, and how to find cool maps. It’s about a half hour long (which isn’t too …

Google Adds A Lot More Biking Navigation To Android Google Adds A Lot More Biking Navigation To Android
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Google announced today that it has half a gigameter (or half a billion meters) of biking navigation on Google Maps for Android. Google is adding mobile biking directions and navigation to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, …

Google Adds Options To Maps Ad Units Google Adds Options To Maps Ad Units
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Google announced the launch of two new extensions for the Maps Ad Unit, which developers using the Google Maps API can take advantage of tom monetize their sites. One of the new extensions adds six new ad formats that request …

Wajam Hits iPhone, Adds Friends To Search On Google Maps, Safari Wajam Hits iPhone, Adds Friends To Search On Google Maps, Safari
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Social search provider Wajam has launched on the iPhone with a new feature, which adds recommendations from your friends directly in Google Maps and Safari on the iPhone. “The breakthrough is that we can insert social content in third-party apps …

You Never Knew Google’s Street View Was This Beautiful You Never Knew Google’s Street View Was This Beautiful

Aaron Hobson is an artist, and one of his favorite sources of inspiration is Google. More specifically, Google Maps Street View. Google regularly updates its Street View imagery, often with some very impressive shots. For example, in recent months, we’ve …

Check Out This Plane Google Caught On Google Maps Check Out This Plane Google Caught On Google Maps
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Google shared a photo on Google+ of a plane it caught in mid-flight on Google Maps: Google Maps11 hours ago With the amount of imagery made available in Google Maps, it's no surprise that we come across some pretty cool …

Google Takes Street View To New Northern Extreme Google Takes Street View To New Northern Extreme

Google announced that it is setting out on a new mapping mission, sending its Street View team up the furthest north in Canada it has ever gone, in order to map out Cambridge Bay in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut …

Google Maps For Android Update Makes Public Transit Data More Useful Google Maps For Android Update Makes Public Transit Data More Useful

Google announced the launch of a new update for Google Maps For Android, which makes transit information more useful. For one, the Transit Lines layer now lets you select a specific mode of public transportation to display on the map, …

Google Gets Inspiring Street View Imagery Of New Orleans’ Rebuilding Google Gets Inspiring Street View Imagery Of New Orleans’ Rebuilding

Google has new Street View imagery for New Orleans, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu is so proud of the post-Katrina rebuilding of the city, he blogged about the imagery for Google, wanting to show off the hard work to the rest …

Google Releases Marvelous 3D Imagery For More Cities Google Releases Marvelous 3D Imagery For More Cities
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Google has expanded its coverage of 3D Google Earth imagery to include Denver and Seattle. Google announced the imagery, to make its maps more appealing, back in June. The imagery, first available on Android, made its way to iOS a …

Australian Government: Google Must Destroy Street View Data, Commit To Third-Party Audit Australian Government: Google Must Destroy Street View Data, Commit To Third-Party Audit
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In 2010, it was revealed that Google had collected personal information of users with its Street View vehicles. The controversy that went along with that continues, even now in to mid-2012. The company recently revealed that it found more related …

Google Maps Gives Live Traffic Updates To A Lot More Cities Google Maps Gives Live Traffic Updates To A Lot More Cities
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Google is beefing up its live traffic feature of Google Maps. The company initially launched it in 2008, but the list of cities that actually could take advantage of the feature left a bit to be desired. For many, that …