You might have battled queues, delays and cancellations while you travelled over the holiday weekend, but be grateful you’re travelling in 2015 when travel time is measured in hours—rather than in days, the metric used in this 1914 map. Read more...
Pounding the pavement of London all week has hardened my feet while enlightening my mind. Neighborhoods that were familiar names on a map have become recognizable puzzle pieces I can place on a grid of memories after traveling three weeks around the city in the past year. Show More Summary
Since the early 1900s, road maps have been designed to advance capitalism, influencing where and how people travel.
Google is rolling out a set of tools designed to help millions of travelers figure out where to go, when to go and how to get there.
Two maps and one chart can help you adjust travel times and routes.
Microsoft has updated Bing Maps with the ability to view 35,000 live traffic cameras in 11 countries including the US and Spain to help users check major roads for congestion before they travel. The new feature is available in the Traffic layer on Bing Maps — enable it and zoom in on major roads to spot cameras marked with a camera icon. Show More Summary
My time with Fallout 4 is drawing to a close. I have a rack of 20 bobbleheads, an arsenal of max damage weapons and I can’t fast travel to a single point on the map and find an empty indicator icon I haven’t explored yet. So what does that mean? Time [...]
In the 19th century, travelers knew the best way to explore new places was with the help of a Baedeker guide. They contained some history, maps, sights to see, and recommendations and reviews for hotels, restaurants, and entertainment. Show More Summary
Google added map downloads, offline navigation and other capabilities to the most recent version of its maps software Google Maps. I'm still looking for a travel app for my trip to Asia next January that allows me to download maps to the device in advance so that I can use the mapping app even if […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary
Authorities in Southeast Asia have been reporting more traffic — both suspected and confirmed — of radicals traveling to and from Syria in Iraq. Recently, Indonesia’s Counter-Terrorism Agency mapped out what it believes is the militant group’s people smuggling network between Malaysia and Indonesia. “Indonesians arriving from fighting for ISIS abroad...
Use map, flight, and search data to make your Thanksgiving holiday less stressful. Google also says that Wednesday road rage is the worst and we're all searching for "ham shops."
Google recently announced the addition of its predictive travel time feature to the Google Maps API. Predictive travel time stands as one of the most powerful features of the consumer Google Maps offering, and Google decided to extend the functionality to developers and business partners. Show More Summary
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Even the Tube knows that sometimes, you're better off getting out and walking. Trapped in a steel tube underground, it's hard to gauge how far you actually travel. If you're just going a couple stops, are you better off walking? Transport...Show More Summary
Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele likes to travel, evidenced by both his collections — his spring 2016 show was peppered with vintage map prints — and his chosen destinations for the label's off-season shows. For resort 2016 last June, he brought his buzzy, eccentric wares to New York... Continue reading
Projection mapped experiences hit a saturation point a few years ago, and it’s been a while since we’ve seen something that stopped us in our tracks. By combining a physical plane body with meticulously crafted animation, “Porta Estel·lar” (Catalan for “Star Gate”) stands out from the crowd. (Jump to 1:15 in the video above if... Read more »
When asked to name my favorite travel apps, my list is sure to include TripIt, AwardWallet and Currency. Another app that I will usually mention is one that isn’t just for travel, it’s used by many everyday. Google Maps is such a useful...Show More Summary
On the same day Google Maps got a handful of nifty offline features, Google also quietly announced that it was making the popular mapping platform more appealing to third-party developers. While businesses have been able to integrate Google Maps and many of its associated features into their own applications for a long time, the Internet […]
Google Maps is good at telling you roughly how long it will take you to get to your next destination — even days or weeks in advance. But in a blog post released today, it announced that it is bringing that power to its developers. Called “predictive travel,” devs will now have access to this powerful tool in order to make their own apps stronger. Show More Summary
Google has announced the release of offline directions and search for Google Maps. Find out the details & why this is a gamechanger for travelers. The post Google Maps Adds Offline Directions & Why That Matters for the Modern Traveler appeared first on Miles to Memories.