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Updates to Google Earth are always fascinating, but sometimes, that’s all they are; there aren’t any obvious practical benefits. The latest update should be pretty useful, though, as Google has added roads and business listings in a number of countries, and also updated its Transit symbols.
Just about everybody uses Google, and the statistics that prove this are always impressive. It’s especially interesting to see government agencies tied to the search giant, though, and in the latest example of this, the EPA is working with Google Earth.
Google Maps is great, but, if we’re to face facts, it is not spot-on. Addresses appearing on the wrong side of the road, or addresses appearing in the road, can confound users. Now, however, they can take it upon themselves to correct place markers.
Public transportation doesn’t seem too tempting when you’ve got a car in the garage. But if you’re on vacation in another country, those sorts of systems start to look quite nice, and so we welcome the introduction of Google Transit trip planner for Europe.
Last week, Google partnered with the United Nations in an effort to end global poverty. It was truly startling to see the two entities together, and all the better since they had such a laudable goal. The partnership may not have been too effective, though, and Google’s done something about that.
It’s fun to “ooh” and “aah” over Google’s most interesting products and services, but it’s also frustrating to note their limited availability. Street View, for example, doesn’t picture a road within 600 miles of my home. But Google Transit has just added coverage in a handful of areas.
The number of countries in the world depends, as you might expect, on your definition of “country.” But for the purposes of this article, we’ll peg that number at 192, and point out that the latest expansion to Google Maps saw nearly 30 percent of them get encompassed.
When I think of incredible sights, a bunch of bumpy gray rock is not the first thing that comes to mind. But toss in some astronauts and a few lunar rovers, and now we’re talking. And now Google’s showing – an updated version of Google Moon has become available.
Europeans (and to some extent, the Japanese) get all the coolest car stuff. The latest example of this involves a deal between BMW and Google; German BMW owners will benefit from a new in-car Google Local Search service, and a sort of precursor feature (previously available just in Germany) has now spread throughout Europe.
It’s Friday, and odds are that you wish it was Saturday. Or that you weren’t at work – it usually amounts to the same thing. And although the powers of time travel and transportation are beyond me, there are some Google-approved maps that focus on faraway places.