Tag Archives: Maps

Google Maps Updated With Ski Run Maps On Both Android And iOS

Frequent skiers are in for a treat: Google Maps now has maps for 38 most popular ski runs in the US, complete with all the different runs and lifts. To access these maps, you simply open your Google Maps app on your Android or iOS device. They’re already there, no app update required. This will be useful for those who don’t have a map on hand or want to… Read more

Google Will Not Make Windows Apps Due To Lack Of Users

Google never keeps its apps exclusive to the Android platform. Google is first and foremost a provider of services, such as email, search, maps, and many more. They will expand those services to any platform that has enough users. This is why iOS has Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and Voice Search apps straight from Google: It benefits everyone. However, there… Read more

Google Street View Mapping Grand Canyon For Your Viewing Pleasure

Have you ever wanted to go to the Grand Canyon, but considered it too much walking? If so, you worry me. But luckily for you (and all of us who just want to see the Grand Canyon on our work break), Google is bringing Street View there, using its camera backpacks and some employees exploring. Sure, photos can’t capture the real beauty, but it’s a damn… Read more

Microsoft Sues Motorola And Google In Germany

Microsoft is once again suing Motorola in Germany. Except this time, and this is big, Google is directly involved. It isn’t often that any company directly sues Google, they usually go just for the Android manufacturers. So this is interesting to see Google directly attacked. The patent in question is one that refers to taking map information and… Read more

Google showcases its mapping prowess with additional 45-degree 3D views and high-res satellite imagery

Moments after Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an open letter apologizing over the ineffectiveness of its Maps app, ultimately recommending alternatives such as Google Maps web app, Google decided to make an announcement of its own. The search giant went ahead this morning and highlighted some improvements it is making to its maps offering – discussing high… Read more

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook admits iOS 6 Maps app not up to company standards – suggests alternatives like Google Maps

Following the launch of iOS 6, Apple has been taking heavy criticism from its customers pertaining to the buggy and incomplete nature of its new Maps app. While Apple has been doing their best to make timely updates in an effort to improve the product, the issues are coming in too quickly and are far too frequent. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook has published… Read more

Google Adds Underwater Maps To Street View

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7syWPIZt9B4&feature=player_embedded How far will Google go to map the world for everyone to see? The answer is: Even underwater. Yes, they’ve created Street View footage underwater in various locations, like Australia, the Philippines, and Hawaii. It’s hard to comprehend how complete Google is trying to make their maps…. Read more