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Sorry for our Google Maps search mess up

This week, we had some problems with Google Maps, which was displaying results for certain offensive search queries. Like many of you, we were deeply upset by this issue, and we are fixing it now. We apologize this has taken some time...Show More Summary

Don’t let traffic slow you down this Memorial Day

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer in the U.S., and is a time to pay tribute to service men and women. So whether you’ll be manning the grill or marching in your local parade, you’re probably looking forward to the three-day weekend with your friends and family. Show More Summary

Set foot on the world’s oldest island with Street View

For almost 88 million years, the island of Madagascar has stood off the coast of Southeast Africa. From the tropical humid and dry forests of the interior, home to ring-tailed lemurs, to the mangrove ecosystems along the coast, the island is home to some of the most unusual and delicate ecosystems on Earth. Show More Summary

Exploring Canada’s National Parks in the land of the Midnight Sun

The days are getting longer in Canada’s Arctic. The sea ice is breaking up, Arctic heather is poking through the snow-covered tundra and the arrival of the migratory snow bunting is days away. Summer is right around the corner. And today,...Show More Summary

A new way to navigate the streets of Google Maps

Over the years, we’ve updated Google Maps to make it more accurate, comprehensive and useful. From imagery of the coffee shop down the road to the Taj Mahal, or turn-by-turn navigation that helps you get to your first date on time or...Show More Summary

Drift dreamily down the Danube

Since growing up near Ulm, Germany, close to where the Danube begins its epic journey from The Black Forest southeast to the Black Sea, I’ve been captivated by the majesty of the river we knew as Donau. The Danube has woven countries...Show More Summary

From sea to shining sea: A Street View tour of the U.S.

Street View in Google Maps can take you on virtual journeys to far-off lands and exotic places. But sometimes adventure is waiting for you right in your own backyard. For Americans looking to learn more about their country, you can now...Show More Summary

Zoom with a view: Visit India’s stunning monuments online

(Cross-posted from the Google Asia Pacific Blog and Google India Blog)Since last year, we’ve partnered with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and other institutions to bring a comprehensive range of India’s heritage sites online, including national icons like the Taj Mahal, Safdarjung Tomb, and the Ellora Caves. Show More Summary

Mapping Brazilian islands, above ground and under the sea

Few people have set foot on the islands of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas, but now you can visit them from the comfort of your couch. Google Maps’ latest Street View imagery takes you through both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, widely considered to be amongst Brazil’s most coveted destinations. Show More Summary

Growing up in the shadow of Everest

Apa Sherpa is a Sherpa mountaineer who holds the world record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest 21 times—more than any other person. In 2009, Apa founded the Apa Sherpa Foundation, a nonprofit that works to provide better educational and economic opportunities to the young people of the Khumbu region. Show More Summary

Zipline through the Amazon Forest with Street View

Home to millions of plant, animal and insect species, the Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Undiscovered species thrive in the canopies of the primary forests, atop trees that have stood for centuries. Show More Summary

Greenlandic fjords and viking ruins await your discovery in Google Maps

Your virtual viking ship is here to take you on a journey through Greenland with Street View in Google Maps. Thanks to our partners Visit Greenland and Asiaq, you can now explore immersive 360-degree imagery of the world’s largest island, which is sparsely populated yet chock full of glorious natural wonders and historical sites. Show More Summary

Goin’ to the chapel this Valentine’s weekend

Thanks to the ease and low cost of acquiring a marriage license, Las Vegas is considered the Marriage Capital of the World. For many, Vegas weddings are a chance to be spontaneous and embrace the unexpected. This Valentine’s Day, weShow More Summary

Today we turn 10!

For 10 years Google Maps has made it easier to navigate and explore your world. If you hopped in your DeLorean for a trip back to before 2005, you’d remember the days when we were all dependent on paper maps, print-outs, post-its and...Show More Summary

Google Earth Pro is now free

Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features...Show More Summary

The aurora borealis lights up Google Maps

Nature’s greatest light show has come to Google Maps for the first time. Starting today, armchair arctic explorers, science lovers and curious observers will be able to explore the Northern Lights in Finland right from Google Maps. Northern...Show More Summary

Ho Ho Ho! Track Santa around the world with Google’s Santa Tracker

After 23 days of preparation, the elves are finally ready for Santa’s annual journey around the globe. They’ve taught each other how to say "Santa Claus" in Swedish, guided their friends through mazes with code, brushed up on their geography, and learned about organizations making a difference worldwide. Show More Summary

Do some holiday (window) shopping with Google Maps

Half the fun of holiday shopping is seeing the lavish, seasonal displays in the windows of shops and department stores as you pass by. Starting today, with Google Maps Business View, you can see decked out displays in New York and London—without braving the cold weather, lugging bags around or fighting for sidewalk space with fellow shoppers. Show More Summary

“See inside” with Google Maps Business View

Here’s a Google Maps insider tip: Street View isn’t just for streets—it goes indoors, too! With Google Maps Business View, you can preview 360-degree virtual tours of restaurants, hotels, shops in more than 30 countries around the world. Show More Summary

Map this way—Google My Maps now in Drive

Whether you’re planning an epic road trip with friends or mapping out your favorite runs for a ski vacation, it’s easy with Google My Maps, our custom map creation tool. Starting today, you can access My Maps right from Google Drive,...Show More Summary

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