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Archived Since:September 2, 2011

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Roam the Arabian desert with Street View

Imagine sitting atop a camel looking across a vast expanse of desert dunes. A glimmer of green flashes in the distance. It could be a mirage or a bountiful oasis just awaiting your discovery. Now with Google Maps, you can see for yourself and journey across the sands of the Liwa Desert, one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Show More Summary

Make your own way with the new My Maps

As temperatures cool down, you might be searching for your next warm vacation spot. Starting today, you can get a little inspiration by going to Google Maps Gallery and browsing publicly shared custom maps of all types. Just look up sunny “Los Angeles” to find the best hiking trails, street art, breweries and more to do in La-La Land. Show More Summary

Take your dream trip to Mexico with Google Maps

The famed author Gabriel García Márquez once said: "In Mexico, surrealism runs through the streets. Surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America.” So today, we invite you to embark on a dreamlike journey of more than 60 new sites that take you through Mexico’s culture and geography with Street View. Show More Summary

Making of Maps: Ground Truth glue

The final post in our Making of Maps series shows you how Ground Truth brings all the pieces of Google Maps together. Catch up on posts 1, 2, & 3 for more info! — Ed.Henman Hill or Murray Mound? For years, British tennis fans have argued over the proper name for this hill near Wimbledon. Show More Summary

Making of Maps: Perspective from the ground

Our third post in the Making of Maps series focuses on two individuals who have made significant contributions to their community’s information on Google Maps. Note: this interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. — Ed.Google...Show More Summary

Making of Maps: The cornerstones

This is the second post in our Making of Maps series. Here you’ll get a glimpse of the information we use to build Google Maps from authoritative sources and our own mapping tools. —Ed. With Google Maps by your side, you have a co-pilot...Show More Summary

Making of Maps: Reaching a milestone

The is the first in a series of posts taking you behind the scenes of how Google makes its Maps. —Ed. When you head out your door, you’ve got directions in your pocket—whether you’re driving to your aunt’s place in the mountains, cycling to a new biergarten or taking the train downtown. Show More Summary

Visit the sets of this year’s Emmy Award nominees on Google Maps

Whether you’re into D.C. intrigue or Khaleesi’s conquests, chances are you’re watching the Emmy Awards on Monday. To get ready for the show, relive your favorite moments from this year’s nominees with Google Maps. Let’s take a peek at...Show More Summary

Explore the geysers and waterfalls of Iceland on Google Maps

In his book Tales of Iceland, Stephen Markley wrote, “The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five... minutes. It’s totally...Show More Summary

Take a college road trip with Street View

Whether you’re a college applicant or a curious parent getting to know your kid’s new home away from home, Street View can take you on a walking tour of schools around the world. Starting today, you’ll be able to explore 36 new university campuses across the U.S. Show More Summary

Spend more time exploring with Google Maps

On vacation and want to know where the locals go? Looking for a new place to grab food on your lunch break? Waiting on the platform for your next train and wondering when it’s scheduled to arrive? Starting this week, you can spend less time searching for your answer and more time exploring the world with the Google Maps app for Android and iOS. Show More Summary

Take a swim with Street View on World Oceans Day

In celebration of World Oceans Day this Sunday, June 8, today we’re inviting you to explore some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered waters in Google Maps, in partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey. All you need is an Internet...Show More Summary

Get a front row seat to the games with Google Maps

The world's biggest soccer tournament is here. Whether you’re watching from the comfort of your couch or packing your bags for Brazil, Google Maps is your ticket to the games. To kick off the tournament, starting today you can explore...Show More Summary

Get on the road, go off the grid, or plan the perfect weekend with the Google Maps app

When your life is moving fast, you need tools to keep up with your pace. Google Maps for mobile is the perfect travel companion for your daily commute, weekend errands, and (much-needed) vacations. Starting today, you now have even more...Show More Summary

Wander through Angkor’s thousand-year-old temples on Street View

The sunrise at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is one of Southeast Asia’s most iconic and breathtaking vistas. Dawn brings to light the many temples that are thousands of years old, nestled in a web of ancient roads and jungles. Today...Show More Summary

Become a Pokémon Master with Google Maps

We value employees who are risk-taking and detail-oriented, have deep technical knowledge, and can navigate through tall grass to capture wild creatures. It turns out that these skills have a lot in common with another profession—that of the Pokémon Master. Show More Summary

Helping our communities adapt to climate change

Today the White House announced the Climate Data Initiative, aimed at helping organizations and communities use public data to better understand and prepare for the effects of climate change. Up until now, it’s been difficult for the public to locate detailed, timely data relevant to climate-related risks such as extreme weather events. Show More Summary

Explore America’s most endangered river on Street View

This guest post is by Chris Williams, Senior Vice President of Conservation at American Rivers. We’ve partnered with American Rivers to share the adventure of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in Google Maps. -Ed.For 6 million...Show More Summary

Aloha from Google Street View

Longing for an island getaway? You’re not the only one. Over the last 30 days on, search interest in “Hawaii” has risen a staggering 78 percent.Starting today, you can take a trip to the Aloha state and explore even more of Hawaii’s hiking trails, parks, historical sites, and beaches using Street View on Google Maps. Show More Summary

Introducing Google Maps Gallery: Unlocking the World’s Maps

If you’ve ever wondered which trails Lewis & Clark traveled for their famous expedition, or looked for maps of the best schools in your region, you may have found yourself scouring the web without much luck. The best results for your...Show More Summary

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