Google Maps Gets New ‘Embed Map’ Feature, Embeds To Include Ads

Google Maps will now let you embed a map by copying and pasting an HTML snippet. You have to be opted into the new Google Maps. From there, just go to the gear icon in the lower right corner, and…

Man Asks Google To Remove Image Of Son’s Dead Body From Google Maps (So Far, Google Hasn’t Done So)

Update: Google says it will take eight days, but it will replace the image. Another dead body has been spotted on Google Maps, and this time, the victim’s family is not happy. The image is shown for 901 Sanford Avenue,…

Here’s What’s New With Google Maps

Google announced the launch of a new round of features for the new Google Maps. Now, when you click on “Pegman,” which appears in the lower right corner, roads with Street View imagery will light up in blue, and when…

Here’s What Texting While Driving Will Cost You in the US

If you’re caught texting while driving, the fine you could be forced to pay varies wildly depending on which US state you’re in when you’re caught in the act. According to a handy map compiled by Mother Jones, the lowest…

Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation, More Languages

Google has just launched an update to their Google Maps for iOS, one that brings faster navigation with the help of a new route mini-map and a “tricks and tips” guide that helps users make the best of the app.…

Google Maps Gets Directions For Multiple Destinations, Reservations, Upcoming Events

Google announced today that it is adding directions for multiple destinations to the new Google Maps preview, which has been available for the past three months. The feature is rolling out today. Apparently this has been one of the most…

Yahoo Continues Product Refreshes With New Yahoo Maps

Yahoo continues to launch redesigns for many of its products. Today it’s Yahoo Maps. The company announced that it is launching a refreshed Yahoo Maps experience for desktop users in the U.S. “The new Yahoo Maps makes it easier to…

Apple Buys Embark To Continue Its Maps Debacle Recovery

Apple is still working to improve its Maps product for iOS, which was the subject of a great deal of grief and ridicule last fall, when iOS 6 launched without Google Maps. The Google Maps app, of course, was eventually…

New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad

Back at Google I/O, Google revealed it’s big new Google Maps redesign. Last week, the company announced the new look and features for Android, and now has launched them for iOS. The update includes enhanced search and navigation features, and…

Twitter Turns Tweets into Crazy Elevation Maps

Twitter has just unveiled an awesome new data visualization. The premise is simple – they took billions of geotagged tweets and turned them into an elevation map. But the execution is beautiful. Right now, there are three cities available to…