Tagged with: Google Maps

Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Egypt

Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Egypt

After assembling a couch-eye view of the 12 World Cup stadiums in Brazil, Google is taking the world on a trip to Egypt. Street View tourists will be able to explore historical landmarks like the Pyramids of Giza, the necropolis of Saqqara, and the ancient city of Abu Mena. The company used its Trekker camera system to ...

Google’s ‘Cartographer’ is a Backpack for Indoor Mapping

Google’s ‘Cartographer’ is a Backpack for Indoor Mapping

If you have been following the development of Google Maps over the years, you are probably familiar with the Trekker, the backpack that includes a complete Street View camera setup for mapping anything from hikes into the Grand Canyon to walks through penguin colonies in Antarctica. On Thursday, a new backpack is joining ...

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Moon and Mars

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Moon and Mars

It'll be a long time (if ever) before someone sets foot on the moon again, but you can now go on a few lunar excursions of your own without leaving the comfort of Google Maps. Just pop into the 'Earth' view and keep zooming out -- once you've reached escape velocity and can see our little blue dot framed by stars, a tap on ...

Google Maps Now Lets You ‘Explore Nearby’ on iOS and Android

Google Maps Now Lets You ‘Explore Nearby’ on iOS and Android

Google announced on Wednesday the addition of an Explore Nearby button for Google Maps on iOS and Android. The featuring is rolling out “starting this week.” The new feature expands the Google Maps as more than just your go-to app for directions. Explore will adjust its results based on context, such as the weather and ...

Google Maps Adds Elevation Profiles on Bike Routes

Google Maps Adds Elevation Profiles on Bike Routes

Google Maps now features elevation profiles for bike routes. Google added biking directions to Google Maps and specialized maps that highlight bike routes a few years ago. If you are weak like me, though, and learned to bike in Holland, where the biggest obstacle is a dike, you don’t just want to know what streets to ...

‘World Under Water’ is a Google Street View of Your Flooded City

‘World Under Water’ is a Google Street View of Your Flooded City

The effects of climate change are well documented, but it’s widely agreed that not enough is being done to combat the problem. To promote World Environment Day on June 5, CarbonStory – a crowdfunding platform for environmental projects – partnered with marketing agencies BDDO and Proximity Singapore to create an ...

Google Maps (iOS, Android) Adds Lane Guidance, Uber Integration

Google Maps (iOS, Android) Adds Lane Guidance, Uber Integration

Google Maps for iOS and Android is getting a big update on Tuesday, bringing stronger support for offline maps to both platforms, adding in lane guidance when driving, and integrating Uber as an option for getting around. Among the most helpful of the updates will certainly be offline maps, which is now front-and-center on ...

Google Street View Lets You Go Back in Time, See Archived Images

Google Street View Lets You Go Back in Time, See Archived Images

Every day, Google’s Street View cars capture massive amounts of data and the company then publishes them on Google Maps at regular intervals. Until now, the only images you could see on Google Maps were the latest images. Starting Wednesday, however, you will also be able to go back in time and see older images. When ...

Google Search (Android) Now Tells You About Traffic Jams

Google Search (Android) Now Tells You About Traffic Jams

We know how annoying it can be when you’re driving along the roads which seems relatively clear, you turn the corner, and suddenly you find yourself in the worst traffic jam possible. It sucks, we know, and there are ways to prevent that by using apps such as Waze, or even Google Maps which shows traffic conditions. Well ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 17, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 17, 2014

Spring is almost here, but if you feel trapped in a winterscape and need to get to somewhere warmer, head over to Google Maps. Google recently released a ton of “Street View” images of the Hawaiian Islands as part of its Trekker Loan program. Google’s Trekker, which was first shown off two years ago, is a wearable ...