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CES 2012: Google Maps Indoors Of Las Vegas Hotels CES 2012: Google Maps Indoors Of Las Vegas Hotels

If maps were money then Google would be makin’ it rain this year at CES: Vegas Edition. Let’s recap: first they rolled out the Google Maps function to provide indoor floor plans for assorted airports and shopping centers. Then they …

Google Maps Accidentally Closes Down Australian Highway Google Maps Accidentally Closes Down Australian Highway

More than likely you’ve turned to Google Maps in order to find your way to destinations unfamiliar. While typically reliable, anytime you search for directions between two places on Google you will also receive the small print caution: It’s an …

Bing Maps Getting Deep Into Route Planning Bing Maps Getting Deep Into Route Planning

Bing has implemented a whole new routing engine on Bing Maps with a new route calculation algorithm. The new algorithm changes how driving directions queries are computed. Algorithms behind routes on search engines’ maps probably aren’t something that most of …

Facebook Daily Deals Marketplaces Incorporates Google Maps To Find Local Deals Facebook Daily Deals Marketplaces Incorporates Google Maps To Find Local Deals
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The Daily Deals Agency announced today that they’ve launched a pretty handy tool on Facebook that allows you to search for local deals via interactive Google maps. It’s a handy integration of Facebook’s network of businesses with Google’s expansive and …

Google Maps Now Identifies Stores Located In Malls, Office Buildings Google Maps Now Identifies Stores Located In Malls, Office Buildings

Google is really taking the fun out of getting lost these days. If you don’t like getting lost, then consider this a good thing for you. Following their recent decision to include maps of indoor facilities in their Maps app, …

Google Maps The Indoors Google Maps The Indoors

Remember paper maps? The kind that required olympic dexterity to hold and read competently and that never folded up as neatly as it was when it was brand new? Better yet, do you remember the last time you even used …

C3 Technologies Reportedly Now Part of Apple C3 Technologies Reportedly Now Part of Apple

Maps on iOS may bet getting a lot prettier. News came out over the weekend that Apple has acquired C3 Technologies, which puts out some stunning 3D mapping imagery. After some previous speculation that Apple may have acquired the company, …

Visualizing What Regions Don’t Use Facebook Visualizing What Regions Don’t Use Facebook
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There’s no doubting the popularity and Facebook, nor the incredible rate at which Facebook members consume their various status updates. However, Facebook’s dominance is not on a worldwide scale, as some regions of the globe — for instance, China’s territory …

Google Maps Adds Over 40 New Domains Google Maps Adds Over 40 New Domains
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Google announced today that it is adding over 40 new domains to Google Maps, bringing the total to 130 countries with customized maps domains and support of over 60 user interface languages. “A Maps domain is a customized entry point …

Mapping Netflix Location Favorites Mapping Netflix Location Favorites

Even with the public relations beating it’s taken since announcing their “down with DVD mailings” price changes, the popularity of Netflix is hard to ignore. People love their movies, and thanks to non-slacking work of Slacktory, we now have a …

Google and Apple Renew Search Deal Google and Apple Renew Search Deal

Former Google CEO and current Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt spoke at the All Things Digital D9 conference, and revealed that Google has renewed its search deal with Apple. Google will remain the default search engine on iPhones and iPads. …

Bing Maps Streetside View Comes with Some New Views Bing Maps Streetside View Comes with Some New Views
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Bing has launched some changes to its Bing Maps street imagery with Streetside View. “With these updates you can quickly and seamlessly pan the neighborhood, check out a business down the block, or make a ‘u-turn’ to cross the street, …

Using Facebook Connections To Map the World Using Facebook Connections To Map the World

Facebook is just about omnipresent, at least in terms of Internet talk. The social media service is just about as ubiquitous as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft, if not more so. According to Facebook’s stats page, there are over 500 million …

Nokia to Replace Bing Maps Infrastructure? Nokia to Replace Bing Maps Infrastructure?
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As you may know, Microsoft and Nokia signed a deal last month, aimed at creating a “third horse” in the smartphone race (alongside Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms [kind of insulting to RIM, no?]). As part of the deal, …

Google Updates Street View Images In France And Italy

Google said today it has added new Street View imagery to historic sites in Italy and France. Along with seeing the exterior of archaeological sites like the Imperial Forum and the Colosseum in Rome, Street View has added interior views …

Google Earth Maps Royal Wedding Route
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Google said today it has expanded its 3D imagery in Google Earth to include the entire procession route for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London on April 29. Google says the new 3D imagery covers …

Zagat Introduces New Website
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Restaurant information company Zagat has relaunched its website to include more free content and increased recognition of its user reviews.

“Zagat has always been a brand powered by people and passion. Having listened to our users, we’ve re-envisioned Zagat.com,” said Nina Zagat, Co-Founder, Zagat Survey.

 

Libya Protest Tweets Mapped Using Google Maps
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An activist has put together a Google Maps mashup, mapping out tweets from those involved in the protests in Libya. 

Google Celebrates President’s Day With Showcase Map

Google has introduced a U.S. Presidents Showcase to map the birthplaces of all 44 presidents to celebrate President’s Day (also know as Washington’s Birthday).

 In Google Earth, users can see a progression of the states that voted during each president’s election (shaded in red).

 

MapQuest Android App Launched

MapQuest has unveiled a new Android app that comes with voice-guided/turn-by-turn Navigation, voice search, a map toolbar (making it easily find restaurants, gas stations, etc. with one click), walking/driving directions, recommendations for the best routes, rotating maps, and live traffic flow/incidents.

Walking Directions Now on MapQuest (Transit Too)

MapQuest announced the availability of both walking directions and transit directions on its service. 

It’s interesting that it has taken this long for MapQuest to get such features, though to be fair, MapQuest did have walking directions available on its MQ4Mobile and Mobile Web apps for a while. But now they’re available on MapQuest.com.