In this beginner's tutorial, learn how to save map areas for offline use in Google Maps. Google Maps offline is a limited function tool, hopefully this will help you master it.
The search engine giant has been rolling out its Google Street View cars all over the world, mapping out cities, taking shots of famous landmarks, but this time it made a huge mistake. Recently, the Google Street View vehicles and their backpack camera versions have been capturing some of the more iconic scenes in Spain,... Show More Summary
Every state in the U.S. has its own unique culture, which also means it has its own unique Google searches. Real estate search site Estately recently dove into Google search data and came up with some common search items in each state that it deemed embarrassing. Show More Summary
This is a US map showing an 'embarrassing' search term that each state has made significantly more than all the others in the last 11 years. As you can see, South Carolinians want to hear a $6/minute made up story about their future,...Show More Summary
Google Maps is an incredible tool. It can show you the world around you. It can show you the most direct route from A to Z in almost every country on earth. It can direct you to the best pizza place in town, and help you avoid traffic jams. Show More Summary
Google has re-launched it’s map editing app, Map Maker seeming to have recovered from the unfortunate incident that forced a temporary suspension. Three months earlier in April, pranksters got away by adding an Android logo peeing on Apple’s logo on the mapping platform. Show More Summary
Google's recent modifications to the Local Map Pack has made optimizing listings an even greater priority, but why were these changes made? How will this impact your local strategy?
Best use of technology. Spain's Alejandro Valverde clinched victory in the fourth stage of the Vuelta a España but not without the help of Google Maps. Yes that's right, Google Maps. Alejanrdo admitted that he timed his race out to benefit his strengths by finding the hard parts of the course on Google Maps. Show More Summary
If you just use Google Maps to get turn-by-turn directions on your phone, you aren’t using it to its full potential. Business Insider recently put together a video of nine essential Google Maps tricks and we found that three of them in particular were extremely useful for any Google Maps novices who want to get more out of the service. Show More Summary
One of the more amusing places to dig through the differences between the psyches of American states is in their Google search results history. This sometimes unearths not only the things people in those states think about a lot, but also the things they might be embarrassed to ask their fellow humans and would rather ask a machine. Show More Summary
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Real estate website Estately put together this map based on Google data for the past 11 years. (Scroll down for mobile-friendly images.) What's your state's secret shame? (Click/tap to zoom, duh.) (via Estately) The 50 American states are very different, but there's one thing that unites them all: a closet full of skeletons. Show More Summary
Google Maps might be able to tag your location based on your food pics.
Half of Pennsylvania should be in jail.
Google originally did a soft launch for the return of public Map Maker editing by bringing it to folks in 6 countries. That number now expands by more than 44, including those in the United States.
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Google's Map Maker tool returned a few weeks ago after being shut down following an issue with digital vandalism. While it went live in six countries earlier this month, the US and UK weren't among the selected locales for the initial return. Show More Summary
Google on Tuesday reopened Map Maker access in 45 more countries, including the U.S., with a new moderation system designed to prevent a repeat of the offensive Google Maps edits that forced it to disable the system in May.