Mapping Software archive

  • Google maps Mars with new service
    Online

    Google maps Mars with new service

    By 13 March 2006

    Google has branched from offering just maps of this planet to maps of others with the launch of Google Mars. “We here on Earth have long held a fascination with the planet Mars. From Percival Lowell's sketches of its surface, to the countless books...

  • Google Merges Local and Maps Products
    Online

    Google Merges Local and Maps Products

    By 7 October 2005

    Google today announced the official launch of Google Local, its local directory of businesses similar to the Yellow Pages in the UK. The search engine also merged the technologies behind Google Local and Google Maps to create one application to access...

  • Microsoft launch AutoRoute 2006 with GPS device
    Online

    Microsoft launch AutoRoute 2006 with GPS device

    By 6 October 2005

    Microsoft not to be put off by the wealth of GPS units or online mapping services has launched Microsoft AutoRoute 2006 with a GPS locator option for the UK and Europe. The all-in-one product combines route planning and navigation in one package and requires...

  • Google adds satellite to map service in US
    Online

    Google adds satellite to map service in US

    By 5 April 2005

    Google has announced that it will be integrating its Keyhole digital mapping service into its online Google Maps service so you can now get aerial satellite views of any map the service offers. While Google promise that most of the maps it offers will...

  • Microsoft AutoRoute 2005 review
    Online 2.5 out of 5

    Microsoft AutoRoute 2005 review

    By 30 November 2004

    The 2005 of version of AutoRoute boasts over 2.9 million miles of streets, 800,000 points of interest and full postcode coverage for not only the UK, but some of the rest of Europe as well. Ok, it is up-to-date and accurate (ish), but it does just look...

  • Microsoft AutoRoute 2004 review
    Online 3 out of 5

    Microsoft AutoRoute 2004 review

    By 11 November 2003

    We all like to think that we’re the most competent drivers around and our directional skills, the best in the country. In reality most of us get lost, have no idea on how to get to places like Higham Gobion or Ugly and then blame a rogue tractor or...