Tagged with: Google Maps

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 ...

Google’s Street View Navigates the Whitewater Rapids of the Colorado River

Google’s Street View Navigates the Whitewater Rapids of the Colorado River

Eighteen months after Google entered the Grand Canyon to capture panoramic imagery for Street View, the Internet giant has teamed up with American Rivers to ride the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and capture even more impressive views. Though this certainly boosts Google’s arsenal of imagery on Street View, it ...

Report: iOS 8 Will Focus on Drastically Improving Maps

Report: iOS 8 Will Focus on Drastically Improving Maps

Apple is readying an upgraded version of its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Maps application for the next major release of iOS in an effort to battle Google for mobile maps supremacy, according to sources briefed on the plans. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Senior Vice Presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi, and Maps head Patrice ...

Google’s ‘Maps Gallery’ is a Collaborative Digital Atlas

Google’s ‘Maps Gallery’ is a Collaborative Digital Atlas

Google announced the launch of Google Maps Gallery on Thursday, a new way for governments, non-profit organizations and businesses to share and publish their mapping data online via Google Maps Engine. Maps included in the Gallery can be viewed in Google Earth and are discoverable through major search engines, so this means ...

Google Begins Rolling Out the New Google Maps to Everyone

Google Begins Rolling Out the New Google Maps to Everyone

After just under a year in preview, Google on Wednesday announced that it is now rolling out the new Google Maps to all of its users as the default option. Since Google announced the new version of Maps at its I/O developer conference last year, users were able to switch between the two versions. Still, the majority of ...