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Plus codes: A new way to help pinpoint places on the map

The Adventure Crafts Glassmart in Kibera, Kenya, has the address: Stall No. 164, Makina Stalls, Kibera Drive, Located close to the Toi Market. There is no traditional address system in Kibera, so no easy number-and-street identifier....Show More Summary

A journey of 5,000km begins with a single steppe

With more than 250 sunny days a year (that’s about 100 more than you’d get in bright Portland), Mongolia is known by many as the "land of the eternal blue sky.” Now you can take in some of these beautiful Mongolian blues with new Street View imagery, which takes you across 5,000km of the country’s steppes, deserts, icy lakes and rushing rivers. Show More Summary

Your Timeline: Revisiting the world that you’ve explored

Have you ever wanted a way to easily remember all the places you’ve been -- whether it’s a museum you visited during your last vacation or that fun bar you stumbled upon a few months ago? Well, starting today, Google Maps can help. We’re...Show More Summary

The Trekker Loan Program turns two!

Two years ago, we started the Trekker Loan Program, where we invite partners to help us gather Street View imagery of many breathtaking places around the world. Since then, we've added imagery from a vast variety of locations -- from...Show More Summary

California dreamin’ with Street View

What better place to venture this summer than sunny California? Starting today, you’ll be able to explore hundreds of new locations across the Golden State with Street View in Google Maps. So whether you’re sipping cabernet sauvignon...Show More Summary

Street View is volcanic: Mount Etna erupts onto Google Maps

Nestled between Messina and Catania in the North East of Sicily sits one of the most active volcanos in the world: Mount Etna. The highest volcano on the European continent—and almost constantly in a state of activity—dwarfs all around it; its fertile volcanic soil cultivates the fine vineyards, farms and orchards draped about its slopes. Show More Summary

Building better maps in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Turkey

Whether you’re stepping off a plane into a new country or out of a taxi into your favorite cafe, you want a current, accurate map that gets you where you want to go instantly and easily. Today we're making that possible in more places with the launch of Ground Truth in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Turkey. Show More Summary

Dive in to the heart of the Coral Triangle in Asia, home of the richest coral reefs on Earth

Editors note: This post is the first in a series of guest entries by members of the XL Catlin Seaview Survey team, a group dedicated to recording and revealing the world’s coral reefs in high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic imagery....Show More Summary

Explore life beneath the waves in honor of World Oceans Day

Covering more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the ocean remains one of the most uncharted and undiscovered ecosystems on the planet. Home to the majority of life on Earth, the ocean acts as its life support system, controlling everything from our weather and rainfall to the oxygen we breathe. Show More Summary

Mind the (g)app for real-time transit information

Ever missed a bus? Subway? Yeah, us too. Luckily, Google Maps is making it easier to track your transportation so you can finish that last sip of coffee without worrying you’re missing your ride. Starting today in Google Maps, relevant...Show More Summary

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

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