All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘maps’

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 outbreak and determined which U.S. airports would be the biggest influencers in its spread. They looked at the top 40 …

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Google Updates Maps In Countries Across Europe, Asia, and Africa

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 the updated maps: Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lesotho, Macau, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore and Vatican City. First up …

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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 courses, access stats, and share it all via social networks, Google Maps, and Google Docs. Today, Google has announced an …

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Google Gets Beautiful California State Park Street View Imagery

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 don’t know if it’s quite as impressive as the new Hawaii imagery, but it’s still pretty nice to look at. …

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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 map tiles using OpenStreetMap that sport minimalist designs of cities throughout the world. Some of them depict only the names, …

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Flickr Levels Up With Nokia’s Sexy Maps & Satellite Images

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 order to fill in the gaps left by commercial maps but Nokia will be the major provider of awesome, updated …

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Google Maps For Android Can Now Help You If You’re Lost Without A Signal

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. “Whether travelling internationally, carrying a WiFi-only device, heading underground on the subway or restricting your mobile data usage, you can …

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iOS 6 Maps Getting Yelp Check-Ins?

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 by Apple, has includes a 3D Flyover mode and Siri-integrated turn-by-turn navigation. Those features alone are pretty impressive. One new …

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Apple Won’t Get Rid Of Google Maps For iOS So Easily

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 really a surprise to most people (especially those who had been paying attention to the rumors). After all, the relationship …

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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 tweets, they will see a location field just under the tweet box. While some users are understandably reluctant to add …

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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 previous story ran, neither Apple nor Google had yet responded to requests for comment. Google has since issued an official …

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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 available in 2D mapping products. We currently don’t blur aerial imagery because the resolution isn’t sharp enough for it to …

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