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Google Maps is sending tourists to the wrong town in Norway

A bug in Google Maps is causing tourists to end up in a random town in Norway. Villagers are laughing. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains.        

Google Earth relaunches with Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry architecture tours

Pick a point, any point, and get exploring. Google Earth, the software program that allows users to virtually explore our planet through topographic maps, satellite imagery, and more, relaunched last month with a suite of new features...Show More Summary

How Google Street View Became An Art Form

A zoom-in on the strange and sublime art of Street View, which turns ten years old this week. On May 25, Google Street View celebrates its 10th birthday. A feature of Google Maps, it lets users explore cities and towns around the world—and even peer inside businesses and government institutions (including the White House). Show More Summary

Link Station Interiors on Google Maps

Finding your way through Link stations just got a little bit easier if you have a smartphone in hand or a computer. A map of Link’s SeaTac/Airport Station is now available on Google Maps. Included on the map are the locations of station amenities and features such as entrances and exits, ticket vending machines, ORCA […]

Google is coming for your credit card data next

Loving free products like Google, Gmail, Google Maps, or Android means you have to give away a part of yourself to Google. Your data is what pays for these free products, and there’s no way around it. If you’re worried about your online...Show More Summary

Google Maps can be your travel guide this summer

The unofficial kick-off to summer is just around the corner. To give you some travel planning inspiration this year, we looked at historical Google Maps data to find the top trending places of the season throughout the U.S. Follow our summer lists below to head to the hot spots or avoid the crowds–the choice is yours. Show More Summary

Make your house look like it's in The Last of Us with Urban Jungle

Ever wondered what your house, school or office would look like in a post apocalyptic setting like the The Last of Us? Now's your chance to find out with this Google Map spoofing website

Google Maps: The Best Writing Tool that No One Knows About

Has a map ever challenged a pre-conceived notion that you had about a location? Please welcome Camille Di Maio to WU today, who’ll talk about the topic. A bit about Camille: Camille Di Maio always dreamed of being a writer, and those dreams came true with her bestselling debut novel, The Memory of Us. In addition […]

Life-like realism, a Pixel AR and going mainstream: catching up with Project Tango

We caught up with Project Tango at Google I/O and were impressed by where the tech is at now and what's on the road map for the future.

Google Maps Is All You Need for Real-Time Weather Data

You might not remember it, but the classic Google Maps used to show the weather on a layer of its own. One glance at the map and you could decide between sunscreen and an umbrella. In the new version of Google Maps, weather is somewhat subtler. Show More Summary

Google Tango bringing indoor AR mapping to 400 Lowe's stores - CNET

Finding your shopping could be a breeze with augmented reality and indoor mapping, or so Lowe's and Google hope.

Greyhound Announces Partnership with Google Maps

Greyhound has announced a partnership with Google Maps that allows customers to plan trips more efficiently, and seamlessly connect to Greyhound schedules and other transit options.

Google Maps joins Apple Maps in 3D coverage of Apple Park, but very out of date images

Apple Maps got updated with 3D satellite images of Apple Park back in March, and the same is now true of Google Maps. more…

Google unveils Tango-based Visual Positioning System

Google has announced the Visual Positioning Service, a new augmented reality service that essentially brings the functionality of Google Maps indoors....

A Google Maps Trick Every Cyclist Needs to Know

Cycling to work is great exercise, but it’s a bit of a downer when you have to sweat your way up a hill. That’s why you should take advantage of this nifty Google Maps feature for cyclists. Along with biking directions that take you along the friendliest routes, Google Maps can display elevation levels, which are pulled from geographical data. Show More Summary

Google enables location awareness in IoT devices without GPS

Google Inc. yesterday announced it’s teaming up with Internet of Things platform provider Particle Industries, Inc. to make IoT devices “location aware” using the Google Maps Geolocation application programming interface. Previously, in order to make devices location aware it was necessary to install a GPS module on the device or sensor. Show More Summary

Google's VPS indoor navigation is a game-changer for the visually impaired

Everyone knows how useful GPS is for navigating the world outdoors, but what about indoors? At its Google I/O developers conference, Google announced a new technology called Visual Positioning Service (VPS), a Tango-enabled mapping system...Show More Summary

Audi teases Android-powered infotainment for Q8 Sport concept

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Deep Android integration allows apps such as Google Maps to present information on Audi's 'virtual cockpit' instrument display.

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