If you've ever used Street View on Google Maps to preview an unfamiliar travel destination, then you'll understand the reasoning behind NASA's Lunar Orbiter missions during the late '60s. The space probes were doing reconnaissance and beamed back 160...
This is an absolutely fascinating — hypnotic even — depiction of what the daily metrics of a New York City Taxi looks like, overlaid on top of a map. You can track passengers, distance traveled, revenue, even tips. Bravo! I wish we could make the data from our business (Financial planning/asset management) look this compelling!...Read More
Miss USA Nia Sanchez... who famously couldn't name the capital city of Nevada -- even though she competed as Miss Nevada -- paid her first official visit Wednesday to, um, that place.The brunette beauty traveled to Carson City to meet with Mayor…
For nearly two years, Apple has been dedicated to building the only mobile maps app you’ll ever need on your iOS device, but with every improvement to Google Maps, it becomes more and more difficult to convert. This past week, Google...Show More Summary
Let's say that you've been transported back in time to the Second Century A.D. You're in Eburacum, a Roman fort located in what is now Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK. You want to get Tanais, which is a Greco-Roman colony at the mouth of the Don River in what is now Russia. Show More Summary
There is no denying that Pinterest is the ultimate site for travel inspiration. It allows you to save interesting places to visit later, even using their site as a mobile search and mapping tool while you're traveling. This is extremely...Show More Summary
Google unveiled a new Google Maps trick that should further help users who often find themselves planning trips and/or outdoor activities with the help of the company’s popular mapping application: The desktop version of Google Maps now lets users measure distances between various points. Show More Summary
I do not use maps that often, usually only when I'm in a foreign country or a city that I do not know my way around in. A map was helpful when I traveled to Jerusalem for instance as I was not there before. When it comes to mapping apps that you can take with […] The post Maps With Me Lite is an offline mapping app for Android appeared first on gHacks Technology News.
Once I made up my mind that I would travel to Paris from London by train, I looked at a map and realized it would be silly to return to London to fly to Munich (where I’d be meeting Craig for the Munich Film Festival two days later); a far more sane idea would be [...]
TripAdvisor’s iOS and Android apps have been updated with a useful offline feature, which lets travelers download review, photos and city maps before they set out on their trip, so they can then access the information on-the-go even without internet connection. Show More Summary
Realizing that, for the first time on your trip, you know where you’re going without having to look at a map.
Over a decade ago, Ryan and I travelled to Portugal with a passionate desire to explore its culture and its wines. Having started in Lisbon, lapping up an “exotic” new perspective, we headed north to one of the most picturesque cities in the the world, Porto. With its multifaceted textures and rich history, Porto […]
When HERE, Nokia’s mapping division, acquired personalized travel planning app Desti in late May, the company said it would shut down the app in about 90 days. True to its word, Desti has notified users that the app will take a long sleep starting on September 3. Show More Summary
Want to check out that fancy new restaurant your colleague recommended? Traveling and want to check out an awesome store a friend recommended to you but don't know where it's at? Regardless what you need to find, the Maps app and Siri...Show More Summary
The next time you return from a fun adventure, commemorate your travels and create unique coasters using maps of the destination. And it's a great way to give new life to an old atlas. Pick your favorite locations or close-up street maps for a unique look. Show More Summary
On Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour broadcast, Hari Sreenivasan travels to Guatemala with the Pulitzer Center’s Roger Thurow to Guatemala to find out why the nation with the highest childhood malnutrition rates in the Americas is inspiring so...Show More Summary
Walk, bike, drive or transit? This map helps answer that. [ more › ]
Artist creates installation of astronomical proportions. Running along Grace Street and Gore Vale Avenue on the stretch from Bloor to Queen—hidden in plain sight—is a map of our solar system. Masquerading as a set of municipal street signs, Walkable Planets is a self-guided planetary tour that has been integrated seamlessly into our urban landscape. Show More Summary
Compiling the perfect mixtape for a road trip is one of life’s simple pleasures, and therefore will be inevitably supplanted by technology. That day is not here yet, however. Roadtrip Mixtape–a free web app that matches Google MapsShow More Summary
Most of us have become accustomed to the amazing imagery of the world available on Google's Street View, but a new site promises the same kind of virtual tourism from the aerial perspective of drones Launched back in April by Switzerland-based...Show More Summary