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Google Maps update brings much needed navigation sharing

by: Jonathan FeistJanuary 15, 2015
Google Maps is receiving an update this evening, the highlight of the show, for those on the go, is the new ability to share directions with others.
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Alongways – Indie app of the day

by: Joe HindyDecember 22, 2014
Today's indie app of the day is Alongways. This navigation app focuses more on the trip than the destination and helps you find stops along the way.
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Maps.Me Offline Maps – Indie app of the day

by: Joe HindyNovember 26, 2014
Today's indie app of the day is Maps.Me Offline Maps. As the name implies, this app lets you download maps for offline use and has other useful features.
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Forget pins, globetrotters can track their travels with this location history visualizer

by: Robert 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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