Google Maps Navigation

Latest

New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview

New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview

By

At Google I/O one of the most exciting developments was the reworking of Google Maps. Both online and on mobile devices. With maps being ubiquitous now, it's easy to forget that the old version has a few annoying bugs that make it difficult to use. Now... >>

Google launches Map Maker in the UK, allowing Brits to contribute to Google Maps

Google launches Map Maker in the UK, allowing Brits to contribute to Google Maps

By

Launched in the US in 2011, and in India before that in 2008, Google Map Maker support is finally being brought to users in the UK. Map Maker brings out your inner cartographer, allowing you to create and edit maps to your heart's content. The idea of... >>

Google Maps for iPhone updated with faster search and contact access

Google Maps for iPhone updated with faster search and contact access

By

Google has released an update for its popular Google Maps for iPhone app with improvements for location searching and contact access for faster travel.  Version 1.1, available from the App Store, now allows users to find restaurants, coffee shops, gas... >>

Google mobile biking directions and navigation cycles into the UK

Google mobile biking directions and navigation cycles into the UK

By

Google has announced that it is bringing biking directions to the mobile, allowing cyclists to navigate around the UK and other countries from their smartphone, or maybe even their camera. The new feature follows the company's launch of bike routes on... >>

Best Android navigation apps

Best Android navigation apps

By

One of the best things to come out of the smartphone revolution was that we got to throw away all those bits of paper in our pockets along with the 10 minutes before we left home of poring over maps trying to work out where we were going to go. GPS-enabled... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Google Maps with Navigation review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Google Maps with Navigation review (Android)

By

One of the main reasons for choosing an Android smartphone is all the extra Google loveliness that comes in tow. Things like a better Gmail client, decent YouTube player and better integrated Google connectivity all enrich the Android experience.  One... >>

Google Maps adds helicopter view

Google Maps adds helicopter view

By

Google Maps has gone and given itself a new 3D helicopter view that allows you to preview your journeys from above.  The idea is that as previous versions of Google Maps didn't give you a good feeling for terrain as they were top down, the new journey-based... >>

Google Maps Android update goes trainspotting

Google Maps Android update goes trainspotting

By

The reach of Google Maps just went locomotive, with the launch of Google Maps 5.7 for Android which introduces Transit Navigation in beta form. Transit Navigation is the latest addition to the Navigation beta within the Android version of Maps, and brings... >>

TomTom's plans to rid your city of traffic

TomTom's plans to rid your city of traffic

By

Traffic is a massive problem in any city. Governments have implemented methods to try and deal with it but few appear to have proved succesful. In-car satnav manufacturer TomTom, however, believes they can succeed where governments have failed. Satnav... >>

Google Maps Navigation takes on TomTom HD Traffic

Google Maps Navigation takes on TomTom HD Traffic

By

Google has announced that it will be adding traffic avoidance features to its free Google Maps Navigation application, allowing you to skirt around traffic and avoid hours of boredom in your car. If the idea of that sounds familiar, it’s because Dutch... >>