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Apple Reportedly Using A Lot More Data Sources For Maps

Apple Reportedly Using A Lot More Data Sources For Maps

By Chris Crum May 23, 2014

It looks like Apple has been busy quietly expanding the number of partners it uses for data for Apple Maps. Greg Sterling at Screenwerk reports that Apple has a new copyright page that lists the partners, and that the list …

Google Launches Google Maps Gallery Google Launches Google Maps Gallery

Google has launched a new Google Maps Gallery aimed at making mapping data from governments, nonprofits and businesses more accessible to the public. Organizations can share and publish their maps online via Google Maps Engine, and have them appear in …

'New' Google Maps Is Rolling Out 'New' Google Maps Is Rolling Out

The new Google Maps has been around since May in preview mode. It feels so long ago that it’s hard to even think of it as a new product at this point, but the company just announced that it is …

Google Maps Renames Street After Adolf Hitler Google Maps Renames Street After Adolf Hitler

Google Maps reportedly renamed Berlin street Theodor Heuss Platz “Adolf Hitler Platz” in an apparently brief blunder, which wasn’t brief enough to escape the public eye. Nico Hagenburger tweeted a screenshot: I was at Adolf Hitler Square today—as of GoogleMaps. …

Google Maps Gets New 'Embed Map' Feature Google Maps Gets New 'Embed Map' Feature
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Google Maps will now let you embed a map by copying and pasting an HTML snippet. You have to be opted into the new Google Maps. From there, just go to the gear icon in the lower right corner, and …

Google Maps Imagery Includes Man's Son's Dead Body Google Maps Imagery Includes Man's Son's Dead Body
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Update: Google says it will take eight days, but it will replace the image. Another dead body has been spotted on Google Maps, and this time, the victim’s family is not happy. The image is shown for 901 Sanford Avenue, …

Here's What's New With Google Maps Here's What's New With Google Maps

Google announced the launch of a new round of features for the new Google Maps. Now, when you click on “Pegman,” which appears in the lower right corner, roads with Street View imagery will light up in blue, and when …

Here's What Texting While Driving Will Cost You Here's What Texting While Driving Will Cost You
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If you’re caught texting while driving, the fine you could be forced to pay varies wildly depending on which US state you’re in when you’re caught in the act. According to a handy map compiled by Mother Jones, the lowest …

Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation
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Google has just launched an update to their Google Maps for iOS, one that brings faster navigation with the help of a new route mini-map and a “tricks and tips” guide that helps users make the best of the app. …

Google Maps Gets Some New Features Google Maps Gets Some New Features
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Google announced today that it is adding directions for multiple destinations to the new Google Maps preview, which has been available for the past three months. The feature is rolling out today. Apparently this has been one of the most …

Yahoo Launches New Design For Yahoo Maps Yahoo Launches New Design For Yahoo Maps
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Yahoo continues to launch redesigns for many of its products. Today it’s Yahoo Maps. The company announced that it is launching a refreshed Yahoo Maps experience for desktop users in the U.S. “The new Yahoo Maps makes it easier to …

Apple Reportedly Buys Transit App Embark Apple Reportedly Buys Transit App Embark
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Apple is still working to improve its Maps product for iOS, which was the subject of a great deal of grief and ridicule last fall, when iOS 6 launched without Google Maps. The Google Maps app, of course, was eventually …

New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad
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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 …

Twitter Turns Tweets into Crazy Elevation Maps Twitter Turns Tweets into Crazy Elevation Maps
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Twitter has just unveiled an awesome new data visualization. The premise is simple – they took billions of geotagged tweets and turned them into an elevation map. But the execution is beautiful. Right now, there are three cities available to …

Meet (or Don't Meet, Optimally) a New Antisocial App Meet (or Don't Meet, Optimally) a New Antisocial App

In Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play No Exit, one of the damned souls concludes that “hell is other people.” Nearly 70 years later, that quote has inspired a new app that helps you be as anti-social as possible. The app, Hell …

Google Maps Gets 1,000 New Street View Destinations Google Maps Gets 1,000 New Street View Destinations

Google announced a huge update to its Street View imagery today, with the addition of over 1,000 new locations around the world, including locations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada. “Planning on stopping by Singapore this summer? …

Bing Maps Gets Tons Of New Bird's Eye Imagery Bing Maps Gets Tons Of New Bird's Eye Imagery

Bing announced today that it has made some updates to Bing Maps, including the addition of its biggest batch of bird’s eye imagery to date. They’ve added about 270 terabytes of data, which they note is the equivalent of 100,000 …