Google Maps has completely changed the way people navigate the world. Without having to pay a dime, users are able to find almost any location on the planet, learn about it, and even navigate to it. Of course, “free” always comes atShow More Summary
DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3—set to double the resolution of Google Maps as the first public high-res imaging satellite in space—launched earlier this month. Now, here are the first images to be beamed back to Earth. Read more...
A game called Global Thermonuclear War that uses Google Maps to simulate devastating conflicts between nations? Oh boy. But nobody could ever believe plans for a video game were a roadmap to actual, factual nuclear warfare, right? Yeaaaah, about that. Read more...
Arguably, the whole convenience of Google's search and map skills (and by association, the voice-guided version) is the fact it's on your smartphone -- which is right in your pocket. However, In a bid to explain to Tokyo-ites that there's more to the...
Amplifon enhances Google Street Maps with sound. Hackcess to Justice winners put their apps to work. Plus: the importance of putting API design first and Homeland Security holds a hackathon (with FEMA). Google Maps Gets Sound Enhancement...Show More Summary
Planning a road trip is rarely just about finding the fastest route between two points. You also have to consider stops for gas, bathrooms, food, or entertainment. Alongways is a Google Maps mashup that lets you plug in your origin and destination, and search for anything you want along the way, from "pizza" to "dog parks" and everything in-between. Read more...
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Bing Maps is less popular than Google Maps, but the Microsoft-owned navigation service is still being updated on a regular basis. Today, it received some notable enhancements regarding public transit options in Japan, making it easier for locals and travelers to get around town. Show More Summary
You can only experience so much of a place by poking around it in Google Maps, and that's why Amplifon, a hearing aid company from the UK (seriously), put together a little getaway-in-a-browser called Sounds of Street View. The name really says it...
Prospective tourists from all over the world will be able to experience virtual versions of Victoria?s key tourist attractions after Tourism Victoria partnered with Google to bring the latest Google Street View mapping and imaging system, the Street View Trekker, to Victoria. Show More Summary
This is really cool: you can take some of the Google Search Easter Eggs, change the query and they will still work. For example, you can replace "do a barrel roll" with "google maps" like this: https://www.google.com/search?q=do+a+barrel+roll#q=google+maps. Show More Summary
Google Maps tells me that Edwardsville, Illinois, is just a 33-minute drive from Ferguson, Missouri. It seems natural that Edwardsville students might want to talk about the events drawing national attention so close to their own homes—but they best not do it at school. Show More Summary
Siobhan Southgate [Opal Tapes; 2014] by Simon Chandler Rating: Southgate may be a city in Michigan, but if you looked for Siobhan’s Southgate on Google Maps, you’d never find it. You might be lucky enough to stumble on dimmed technoShow More Summary
Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of Walter White’s meth lab or of Frank Underwood’s favorite ribs joint? Well now you can thanks to an awesome new Google Maps feature that will let you see famous locations where this year’s top Emmy...Show More Summary
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
New street view images suggest that one of the Google maps cars was in an accident
Do you know where to go when the zombie apocalypse arrives? The Internet will be among the first services to fail so Google is out of the question, but these handy Zombie Safe Zone Maps can guide you to safety, even without the Internet, smartphones, or electricity. If The Walking Dead has taught us anything, […]
From a reader: A Google map locating angling libraries in the USA – http://t.co/5NoxLd7VrX ->
There's another piece of good news on the patent troll front as a new Patent Office appeals system appears to be doing its job. This month, it agreed to invalidate a map-related patent challenged by Apple and Google. Apple and Google crush map patent in early test of Patent Office’s new appeal system originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….