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Fly like Peter Pan over London Town with the Google Maps 3D update

Fly like Peter Pan over London Town with the Google Maps 3D update

By 17 July 2014

Google has painstakingly rendered much of London in 3D for its Maps service, giving you the option to explore the capital in ways you may never have before. Using the 43-degree angled satellite imagery, Google has crafted a 3D model of London for both... >>

Google Maps for desktop adds useful Quick Facts info cards pulled from Knowledge Graph

Google Maps for desktop adds useful Quick Facts info cards pulled from Knowledge Graph

By 15 May 2014

Google has integrated its powerful Knowledge Graph into Google Maps, with a new feature called Quick Facts. The Quick Facts feature, which is limited to the desktop version of Google Maps at the moment, appears as an informational card on the left-hand... >>

Google Maps updated in UK to include every train, bus, tram and ferry

Google Maps updated in UK to include every train, bus, tram and ferry

By 14 May 2014

Google has announced an update to its Maps service which will be able to more intelligently guide users using public transport. The update now has access to the time and route of every train, bus, tram and ferry in the UK, claims Google. That's nearly... >>

Google Street View now lets you travel up to 7 years back in time

Google Street View now lets you travel up to 7 years back in time

By 23 April 2014

Google Street View has added a new feature that lets you rewind time and reminisce, sans the DeLorean. Street View, the 7-year-old Google service within Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from streets around the globe, has compiled... >>

Google begins rolling out new Google Maps to all desktops

Google begins rolling out new Google Maps to all desktops

By 19 February 2014

Google has begun to roll out its new version of Google Maps to all desktop users.   The new version of the mapping service was debuted at Google I/O 2013. Not only does the update have a new interface, but it also brings smarter functionality to Google... >>

Top Gear's test track appears on Google Maps Street View

Top Gear's test track appears on Google Maps Street View

By 11 January 2014

Just one month after Top Gear's The Stig popped up on Google Maps Street View, the show's test track has now made a surprise appearance. The test track is located at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey. It is often used to - you guessed it - test cars, so it is... >>

Want to know how Google Maps calculates ETA? Ex-Googler reveals all

Want to know how Google Maps calculates ETA? Ex-Googler reveals all

By 27 December 2013

A former Google engineer has recently addressed an oft-wondered question, revealing - for the first time - just how Google's mapping service calculates data for one its most handy features. Google Maps does more than provide directions, it also serves... >>

Top Gear's The Stig appears on Google Maps Street View

Top Gear's The Stig appears on Google Maps Street View

By 18 December 2013

Star of Top Gear The Stig has appeared standing in a field on Google Maps Street View. In typical Stig pose, he's next to the A82 in Inverness, Scotland. And if you spin around, it looks like he got there in a Vauxhall Astra as there's something that... >>

Google Street View now includes the canals of Venice: Man + gondola = watery fun

Google Street View now includes the canals of Venice: Man + gondola = watery fun

By 14 November 2013

Google has added Street View panoramic imagery for the beautiful Italian city of Venice to its Maps service, thanks to the Street View Trekker technology that made it possible to capture the water-filled canals and tight, narrow, cobblestoned alleys and... >>

The postcode is dead: What3words mapping service locates anywhere on Earth using just three-words

The postcode is dead: What3words mapping service locates anywhere on Earth using just three-words

By 7 November 2013

A new mapping service, called w3w, could spell the end of the postcode while being the perfect partner for voice-activated search. The unique three-word codes are accurate to two metres and are a result of What3Words dividing the world into 57 trillion... >>