All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘maps’

Nokia Here Maps Now Available On Windows Phone 8

Back in November, Nokia announced that it would be relaunching its maps service as Here. Despite its silly name, it was an effort on the part of Nokia to become a major player in the Maps app scene. Now the company is starting to roll it out to mobile devices. Nokia announced today that its Here app services, which includes …

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Google Commissions Studies On Economic Impact Of Geo Services

Google commissioned studies from Boston Consulting Group and Oxera about the geo services industry and its economic impact on the world. The findings have been summarized in an infographic that Google shared on a couple of its blogs this morning. According to the studies, the industry is valued at up to $270 billion per year, paying out $90 billion in …

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Google Launches Updated Maps For North Korea

Just a couple weeks after executive chairman Eric Schmidt returned from North Korea, Google has published more detailed maps of the country. “The goal of Google Maps is to provide people with the most comprehensive, accurate, and easy-to-use modern map of the world,” said Google Map Maker senior product manager Jayanth Mysore. “As part of this mission, we’re constantly working …

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Mapping The Moon And Mars Discussed At Google

Google put up a new At Google talk with Ross Beyer from the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute and Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center, who discusses making maps to explore the Earth, the Moon and Mars. “High-quality planetary maps and 3D terrain models have become essential for NASA to plan exploration missions and conduct science,” …

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Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months, Makes Cool Map to Showcase Them

Foursquare has just put up a new blog post that, among other things, touts the service’s ability to create personalized recommendations, build a location layer for the world, and connect people with all of the places they visit. That’s why tons of appmakers rely on Foursquare to power the location elements of their apps. Cool, nothing wrong with a little …

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Google Dispatches Street View Cars to Sandy-Ravaged Areas, Some Residents Incensed

Is Google simply doing its job, and providing accurate Street View maps to its millions of users around the world? Or are they being incredibly insensitive? Some residents in Stalen Island are incensed over Google’s attempt to document the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The company has deployed a fleet of their Street View cars to snap shots of the …

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Google Maps May Be Spurring iOS 6 Adoption After All

Apple no doubt suffered some humiliation at the hands of Google this past week. Google finally released their own maps app for iOS, after Apple purged them from the ecosystem with the release of iOS 6 – and it was a huge hit. As you probably remember, Apple replaced Google Maps with their own Apple Maps, an inferior product that …

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Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps [REPORT]

Everyone is looking for a way to incorporate personalized, local results into their location services. The new Google Maps for iOS features ratings, price, location, hours, and photo information for hundreds of thousands of businesses. Facebook just launched a huge redesign of it “Nearby” feature that turns it into a true location recommendation tool. Facebook is a new but potentially …

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Google Maps for iPhone is Good for Apple, Bad for Apple

Yesterday’s launch of Google Maps for iPhone is clearly a win for iPhone users. Apple Maps, despite being rather pretty, failed when it comes to what really matters. Misplaced landmarks, improper directions, life-threatening errors – the problems were frequent and well-documented. Finally, Google has swooped in with their maps product that draws on superior data obtained from years of improving …

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Google Maps for iPhone Arrives as Your Knight in Shining Armor

If you’ve been waiting to be rescued from the evil Apple Maps (and didn’t make a product switch when Tim Cook told you to), you are in luck – as your white knight is here. Google has just launched the all new Google Maps app for iOS. This is the first native iOS maps app from Google since Apple kicked …

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Like Apple, Google Accused of Map Misguidance in Australia

It appears that Apple isn’t the only maps provider that’s leading Australian motorist astray. According to police in Colac, a small city in the Western part of Victoria, Google maps are leading people down a dangerous path. Police say that the road in question, Wild Dog road, is a one-way track that’s not suitable for the traffic it’s getting. “My …

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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 Week”. It’s not perfect. Some of the addresses we tried put us in the right vicinity, but down the street …

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