All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘maps’

Look At All This Stuff Google Maps Has Launched Since Apple Dropped It

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the company revealed iOS 6, which replaces Google Maps in the operating system with Apple’s own product. This week, iOS device users got “treated” to Apple’s new product. Suffice it to say, there’s been a bit of complaining. Many users want Google Maps back. We thought it might be fun to take a …

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Regardless Of iOS, Google Maps Is Having Some Issues Of Its Own

iPhone users may be missing Google Maps (and having their own issues with Apple Maps), but some businesses are having some issues of their own with Google Maps. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to a Google Places Help forum thread, where users are complaining about missing business information, though Google has addressed the issues. Google’s Jade Wang says, …

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When Will iOS Get Google Maps Back?

As many iPhone users are just now finding out, iOS 6 has replaced Google Maps with Apple’s own maps product. Many of these users are unhappy, and don’t have a lot of great things to say about Apple’s Maps. In fact, Apple Maps is taking quite the beating in the press and the Blogosphere (though it doesn’t look like it’s …

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iOS 6 Maps Are Getting A Lot Of Negative Feedback

When Apple introduced iOS 6, it revealed that it would be going with its own Maps product (which is really a combination of numerous other mapping products) rather than Google Maps. iOS 6 hit iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches this week, and now users are really starting to understand what this means for their map needs. While some do appear …

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Google Maps Gets Updated On Android, While Disappearing From iOS In iOS 6

Now that Apple has launched iOS 6, Google Maps is officially off of the iPhone Maps experience. Meanwhile, Google has launched an update for Google Maps for Android adding better sync across devices. “Just make sure you’re signed in to Google Maps and your web history is enabled to get a number of new benefits including search and directions history,” …

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Amazon Takes Competition With Google Up A Notch

A few months back, Amazon acquired 3D-mapping startup UpNext, signaling its plans to enter mapping territory, and now Amazon is encouraging those developing apps for its new Kindle Fire devices to move away from Google Maps and go full on Amazon. When Amazon announced the Kindle Fire HD, it also made the Amazon Maps API available to developers. “The Amazon …

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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, many more people from Spain, Italy and France searched for community swimming pools. In cooler areas of the U.K. the …

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Google Tells You How To Find Cool Maps

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 long for a Google video), but if you don’t feel like watching the whole thing, you can check out the …

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Bing Now Has Pretty High-Res Aerial Imagery For The Entire U.S.

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 has collected every square inch of the continental US and Western Europe at 30cm resolution (1ft = 1 pixel),” a …

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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 offices in Israel. “The purpose of the talks is not known, but the two companies are reportedly headed for collaboration, …

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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 in Canada’s Arctic. In fact, it’s the Street View team’s first visit to Nunavut altogether. It’s a location “surrounded by …

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Google Earth Scout Thinks She’s Found Lost Egyptian Pyramids

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 thinks that she’s uncovered a couple of never-before-recognized Egyptian pyramids. UNC Charlotte alum and decade-long studier of satellite imagery Angela …

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