Posts Tagged ‘Maps’
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Forget pins, globetrotters can track their travels with this location history visualizer

by: Rob TriggsOctober 6, 2014
Turn your Google location history into an interactive heat map with this location history visualizer web application.
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Nokia’s Here maps come to Android, but only to Samsung devices for now

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 29, 2014
Today Nokia announced that users of Samsung Galaxy devices will soon be able to download the free Here app for Android. The app will become available to other Android devices by the end of the year.
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Google Maps to the Moon and Mars in new Easter Egg

by: Jonathan FeistAugust 6, 2014
Google does love to surprise us with fun Easter eggs, this time out we head to the Moon, and Mars too via Maps. There is some great imagery here, but Street View and Directions do not work, yet.
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Google Maps now features elevation profiles for cycling routes

by: J. Angelo RacomaMay 18, 2014

“Cycling is the new golf,” according to CNN Money. While biking has long been a combination of leisure activity, sport and a practical means to get around town, cycling has now turned into an event for business people to get together. According to The Economist, a growing number of city cycling clubs and corporate-sponsored charity bike rides are bringing together like-minded professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Whether you’re cycling for fun, as a challenge, to go around the city, or to mingle with fellow cyclists, you might be using apps like Google Maps to track your route. But even if Maps offers distance and time estimates, the map representation [...]

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Google Maps update with new offline maps option pushed out after public backlash

by: David GonzalesJuly 11, 2013
Less than a couple of days after the latest Google Maps update for Android comes yet another software revision, this time to re-add offline maps - somewhat.
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Heads continue to roll at Apple over Maps fiasco. Why doesn’t Apple just concede to Google Maps?

by: J. Angelo RacomaNovember 28, 2012
Apple's Maps application in iOS frankly sucks. Apple seems to be making an effort do do something about it, and the company has reportedly edged out a key executive responsible for Maps development. Will this help accelerate development and improvement on the platform, or should Apple just bite the bullet and let Google Maps handle what it does best?
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Nokia Maps rebranded as Here, coming to Android and iOS

by: Varun RajNovember 14, 2012
Disappointed by iPhone’s map functionality? Then here comes the respite! Nokia has announced its latest strategy pertaining to its trademark Nokia Maps service by re-branding it as “Here” and launching beyond the Windows Phone platform.
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Google Search, Maps, and Now will be providing preparedness info about Hurricane Sandy

by: Joe HindyOctober 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy hit Northeast American shores late last night and so far the damage has been awful. However, the storm is expected to continue to rage across the Northeast part of the United States for at least a few more days. Google services, including Maps, Search, and Google Now will be providing info for anyone who needs it. This includes tracking info,preparedness info, and other details.
 
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GuidePal City Guides: Your personal city tour guide on Android

by: Dan EvansAugust 31, 2012

Going on a vacation means a lot of things. Relaxing, recuperating, re-energizing, and, don’t forget, discovering things. If you’ve decided to give yourself a gift in the form of a vacation, you’ll be aware of the advantages and the disadvantages of traveling. The top problem is, of course, getting lost.

Thankfully, Google Maps has been a great help in that department, but it’s still a bit too broad. You can see establishments and buildings, but which of those little dots is a good place to grab some coffee or rest your feet and listen to a live band?

GuidePal City Guides is here to make things easier for you. This app promises to [...]

 
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In-Location Alliance to deliver accurate indoor positioning

by: Simon HillAugust 23, 2012
The In-Location Alliance is made up of 22 companies including mobile industry giants, Samsung, Sony Mobile, and Nokia. They are aiming to provide accurate indoor mobile positioning and to launch and support location-based indoor services and solutions.
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