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Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Egypt

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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 […]

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

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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’s mapping […]

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Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Moon and Mars

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Google Maps Adds Elevation Profiles on Bike Routes

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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 […]