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  • TomTom HD Traffic widget launches
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    TomTom HD Traffic widget launches

    By 12 March 2009

    TomTom has announced the availability of the TomTom HD Traffic widget, a personal online traffic application that users can install for free. The widget will give users the latest real-time traffic information directly to their own personal web pages,...

  • A quick guide to GPS
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    A quick guide to GPS

    By 17 February 2009

    What is it? Standing for Global Positioning System, it is a radio based technology that measures the distance from a device with access to GPS onboard such as satellite navigation products (sat nav), then calculates that distance to the satellites in...

  • HTC Touch Cruise to get CoPilot Live
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    HTC Touch Cruise to get CoPilot Live

    By 16 February 2009

    ALK Technologies has announced that its CoPilot Live navigation software will be available for the Touch Cruise smartphone from HTC. The fully integrated solution provides voice-guided navigation as well as navigation-based services such as live local...

  • Navteq showcases new products at MWC
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    Navteq showcases new products at MWC

    By 16 February 2009

    Navteq has taken advantage of the 2009 Mobile World Congress to showcase its range of mapping solutions and devices. Including the new and updated Navteq Traffic, which introduces the company's traffic information service to Europe, there are also a few...

  • Toshiba TG01 to get CoPilot GPS
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    Toshiba TG01 to get CoPilot GPS

    By 13 February 2009

    ALK Technologies has announced that its CoPilot Live GPS navigation system will be available for the recently announced Toshiba TG01. CoPilot Live uses the phone's GPS capabilities to provide what it says is full-featured turn-by-turn navigation and 3D...

  • Japanese designers chart the web on Tokyo tube map
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    Japanese designers chart the web on Tokyo tube map

    By 25 July 2007

    Further to a previous version, Japanese design company Information Architects has produced a new map of the web for 2007. Called the Web Trend Map, the design links the 200 most popular web properties in the style of the Tokyo tube map. A fascinating...

  • JetBlue airline adds Google Maps to help you find yourself in the air
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    JetBlue airline adds Google Maps to help you find yourself in the air

    By 11 June 2007

    The boring maps that tell you are in the world when flying around it have just got a lot more advanced for some airplane passengers. Amercian budget airliner JetBlue has announced that it has teamed up with Google to allow passengers to watch the search...

  • TomTom update World maps
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    TomTom update World maps

    By 17 April 2007

    Today TomTom announced the availability of updates for most its maps, plus moves to include detailed maps for South Africa. Customers will be able to update the maps for their device through TomTom HOME or via the TomTom website. The updates include new...

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    Wayfinder Navigator update for mobiles

    By 17 April 2007

    Wayfinder has announced an update to its GPS service with Wayfinder Navigator 7. Although only compatible with symbian Smart Phones, the software claims access maps of the specific area you're in through points of interest or for travelling between specific...

  • Google adds photos to Maps
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    Google adds photos to Maps

    By 9 March 2007

    Google has added photos to Google Maps local search, to make destinations easier to spot. Once businesses get their photos up on the site, you'll be able to view a map along with images of a storefront or road. This can be immensely helpful if you're...

  • BlackBerry gets navigation with CoPilot Live
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    BlackBerry gets navigation with CoPilot Live

    By 13 February 2007

    The BlackBerry 8800 was arguably the most highly-anticipated of the many devices that are being at 3GSM this week in Barcelona. Manufacturers are scrambling to announce their marketing deals and services for the new device and RIM's line of smartphones....

  • Garmin launches mapping service for BlackBerry
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    Garmin launches mapping service for BlackBerry

    By 12 February 2007

    Garmin's presence at the 3GSM conference is primarily to show off its mapping systems for mobile phones, including the latest BlackBerry. Garmin Mobile delivers satnav functionality to BlackBerrys, the latest of which, the 8800, incorporates its own GPS...

  • Nokia offers mapping service to smartphone users
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    Nokia offers mapping service to smartphone users

    By 8 February 2007

    Nokia has today introduced two new services for some of its devices, one to aid searching and one for personal navigation. In the first instance, the company is making its smart2go mapping platform available as a free download for Nokia N60s and Windows...

  • Microsoft Autoroute 2007 - PC  review
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    Microsoft Autoroute 2007 - PC review

    By 17 January 2007

    Satnav has changed the way we navigate about the place. At one time, every motorist worth his salt had a paper map tucked under the driver’s seat but in this age of gadgets, you’re just as likely to find an electronic map stuck to the dashboard. Not...

  • Google Earth 4 now contains 3D renderings
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    Google Earth 4 now contains 3D renderings

    By 11 January 2007

    Google has released the fourth version of its Earth software, which now includes 3D mapping. Now not only can you view satellite images and mapping, you can also view 3D models of famous sites and terrain, like the Grand Canyon. Although the team at Google...

  • Microsoft takes on Google Earth with Virtual Earth 3D
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    Microsoft takes on Google Earth with Virtual Earth 3D

    By 7 November 2006

    Microsoft has launched a new mapping service, dubbed Virtual Earth 3D, to rival Google Earth. The online application lets users view a three-dimensional map of, initially, 15 US cities when they use Live Search. Users can also view two-dimensional maps,...

  • Microsoft releases new version of AutoRoute with GPS
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    Microsoft releases new version of AutoRoute with GPS

    By 19 October 2006

    Microsoft has launched an new version of their mapping software for notebook computers: AutoRoute 2007 with GPS Locator. The new GPS locator is a SiRF Star III that promises to be 10 times more sensitive than the previous version and receive a strong...

  • Google Earth adds multimedia from partners including UNEP and Discovery
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    Google Earth adds multimedia from partners including UNEP and Discovery

    By 15 September 2006

    Google Earth has been expanded with new and added content from Google Earth partners to enhance the usefulness of the software. New multimedia overlays give information initially provided by the UN Environmental Program, the Discovery Networks, and the...

  • Vodafone launches Mobile Earth mapping service in Germany
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    Vodafone launches Mobile Earth mapping service in Germany

    By 6 September 2006

    Vodafone is trying out a new mobile mapping service in Germany that lets users access maps and aerial photographs on their mobile phones. Like a Google Earth for your mobile, the service frees mapping services from the PC, so that users can quickly access...

  • British Airways to offer Google Earth holiday views
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    British Airways to offer Google Earth holiday views

    By 2 September 2006

    British Airways and Google have teamed up to offer visitors who come to the BA website the chance to see where they are going via the search engine's Google Earth mapping application. Travellers will be able to zoom in on their destination of choice before...

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    Google Maps to offer printable coupons

    By 15 August 2006

    Google is launching another service designed to motivate internet users to research local business with Google Maps. From today, Google Maps in the US will offer printable discount coupons when users search for local business. A search for pizza, for...

  • New map service from 192.com is better, faster, and more detailed
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    New map service from 192.com is better, faster, and more detailed

    By 29 June 2006

    The directory service 192.com has this week launched Maps to go with its online lookup. Pocket-lint spoke with 192.com's Managing Director Keith Marsden and New Technology Director Dominic Blackburn about their new service. 192.com has a vast searchable...

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    Google Earth receives an upgrade on its 1-year birthday

    By 13 June 2006

    On the one-year anniversary of its release, Google Earth is receiving a facelift. The new version, Google Earth 4, is available today for Linux, Windows, and OSX in a universal binary for both Intel and PowerPC-based Macs. Google Earth is now also localised...

  • Microsoft launches Virtual Earth in UK
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    Microsoft launches Virtual Earth in UK

    By 25 May 2006

    Microsoft has announced the third release of Windows Live Local service, the company’s online local search and mapping service while at the same time adding support for the UK. Added functionality this time around includes real-time traffic flow and...

  • France, Germany, Italy and Spain get Google Maps
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    France, Germany, Italy and Spain get Google Maps

    By 27 April 2006

    Google has announced today that it has added new Google map data for France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The inclusion of the new maps means that Britons can now find the perfect route across Europe without having to rely on Satellite Navigation systems....