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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 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 …

Bing Now Has Pretty High-Res Aerial Imagery For The Entire U.S. Bing Now Has Pretty High-Res Aerial Imagery For The Entire U.S.
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Today, Bing announced the completion of the U.S. portion of what it says is its largest aerial imagery endeavor, and its most ambitious mapping effort to date – the Global Ortho Project. “In two years, the Bing Maps Imagery team …

Facebook Looking at Navigation App Waze [Report] Facebook Looking at Navigation App Waze [Report]

Is Facebook looking to get into the crowdsourced traffic information game? According to Israeli business publication Globes, Facebook is eyeing navigation app Waze. According to Globes, the two companies have already had discussions – as Facebook execs apparently visited Waze …

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 Earth Scout Thinks She’s Found Lost Egyptian Pyramids Google Earth Scout Thinks She’s Found Lost Egyptian Pyramids
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People uncover weird stuff all the time using Google Earth satellite imagery – alien structures, crop circles, the lost city of Atlantis, and structures that resemble giant male members, just to name a few. But now, a satellite archaeology researcher …

Here Are The U.S. Airports With The Most Influence In A Pandemic

Ok, this is cool. And also rather frightening, as I just caught Contagion on HBO the other night. Researchers at MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering took a good look at the first few days of a contagious disease …

Google Updates Maps In Countries Across Europe, Asia, and Africa Google Updates Maps In Countries Across Europe, Asia, and Africa
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Today, Google has announced updates to maps in nearly a dozen countries in three continents. The updates provide more overall detail, new additions like 3D buildings, and updates to existing features like ferry routes. Here are the countries that received …

Google Updates My Tracks App With New UI & Features Google Updates My Tracks App With New UI & Features

A few years ago, Google released the My Tracks app that allowed Android users to keep tabs on their outdoor travels using GPS. Users can not only keep detailed records of their travels, but they can create visualizations of their …

Google Gets Beautiful California State Park Street View Imagery Google Gets Beautiful California State Park Street View Imagery
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Google has added new Street View, 360-degree panoramic imagery for five state Parks in California, and refreshed Street View imagery for most of the state. Here are some particularly scenic areas, where Google is now providing some amazing imagery. I …

See Street Maps As Awesome Mondrian-like Art See Street Maps As Awesome Mondrian-like Art

The graphic design warlocks at Stamen Design have come up with another awesome production that demonstrates how cartography really can be a gorgeous work of art. Using this map of London’s Kerning as inspiration, the studio conjured up several different …

Flickr Levels Up With Nokia’s Sexy Maps & Satellite Images Flickr Levels Up With Nokia’s Sexy Maps & Satellite Images
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Flickr announced today that it’s upgrading the maps that support the site’s geotagging feature with the help of Nokia’s very pretty, very detailed maps. The popular photo-sharing site has previously worked with (and will continue to work with) OpenStreetMap in …

Google Maps For Android Can Now Help You If You’re Lost Without A Signal Google Maps For Android Can Now Help You If You’re Lost Without A Signal
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Google made a lot of announcements at its keynote at Google I/O today, but they also made some additional ones. For one, Chrome for Android is out of beta. Additionally, there is now offline support for Google Maps For Android. …

iOS 6 Maps Getting Yelp Check-Ins? iOS 6 Maps Getting Yelp Check-Ins?
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When Apple unveiled iOS 6 during their WWDC 2012 keynote two weeks ago, they showed of a whole slew of new features. One of the most noteworthy, of course, was the all-new Maps app. The new Maps, done largely in-house …

Apple Won’t Get Rid Of Google Maps For iOS So Easily Apple Won’t Get Rid Of Google Maps For iOS So Easily
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When Apple unveiled iOS 6 two weeks ago during their WWDC 2012 keynote, they announced that after five years they were finally booting Google Maps out of iOS and replacing it with their own in-house Maps app. The announcement wasn’t …

Discover Your City’s Ratio Of Inane To Useful Tweets With Twaddler Discover Your City’s Ratio Of Inane To Useful Tweets With Twaddler

Twitter, like many social networks, log their posts with geographic tags. The company has allowed users to enable tweeting with your location for a while now, and many users routinely send out geotagged tweets. If a user has enable location-based …

Google Responds To 3D Maps Privacy Concerns Google Responds To 3D Maps Privacy Concerns

A little while ago we brought you news that New York Senator Charles Schumer had sent a letter to Apple and Google expressing concern with the privacy implications of the two companies’ recently-announced 3D mapping updates. By the time the …

Apple, Google Maps Raise Privacy Concerns With U.S. Senator Apple, Google Maps Raise Privacy Concerns With U.S. Senator

UPDATE: Google has responded with the following statement: We take privacy very seriously and appreciate the Senator’s concerns. We met with his office to demonstrate how the imagery used to develop our 3D models is similar to what’s already publicly …

Weather Channel’s Trip Planner Lets You Plan for the Sunny Skies Weather Channel’s Trip Planner Lets You Plan for the Sunny Skies

Nobody likes driving through inclement weather. It doesn’t matter what your name is, nobody enjoys driving through torrential downpours or windstorms that push so hard against the side of your vehicle you begin to feel like you’re not the one …

iOS 6 Maps Flyover Hacked To Run On An iPhone 4 iOS 6 Maps Flyover Hacked To Run On An iPhone 4

One of the biggest things unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote on Monday was the new Maps app for iOS 6. Quite apart from its implications in the ongoing battle between Google and Apple, it packs in several new features. …

Google Already Falls Behind Apple In Local Business Listings Google Already Falls Behind Apple In Local Business Listings

Apple, as I’m sure you’ve heard, made a number of major announcements this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Some of them were search-related. Apple’s browser, Safari, for example, is getting search functionality similar to Google’s Chrome, as well as …