Maps

Latest

How Google maps the world with camels, bikes, kayaks and more

How Google maps the world with camels, bikes, kayaks and more

By 9 October 2014

Google is committed to mapping the entire world. It built its special Google Street View cars to map the world one road at a time. Since then it's gone well beyond the roads. As terrain becomes more and more remote Google has had to employ the efforts... >>

Google Maps for mobile update adds Uber integration, improved transit info and offline support, and more

Google Maps for mobile update adds Uber integration, improved transit info and offline support, and more

By 6 May 2014

Google Maps for Android and iOS has updated with a number of features including offline support for a specific area. Starting with offline support, Google said the updated Google Maps app will now let you search an area, tap a place, then select “Save... >>

HERE Maps street view cars read road signs: We hitch a ride in the Google-beating motor

HERE Maps street view cars read road signs: We hitch a ride in the Google-beating motor

By 14 November 2013

You’ve probably seen a Google Street View car collecting map data, or at least used the service online. But what you might not know is that HERE Maps, which has been around as part of Nokia since 2007, makes more detailed maps than anyone else thanks... >>

Apple acquires mapping app Embark in another move to improve its Maps service

Apple acquires mapping app Embark in another move to improve its Maps service

By 22 August 2013

Apple continues its buying spree, with its latest purchase being Embark, a Silicon Valley-based start-up that builds apps to help users find their way through public transportation. Embark was founded in 2011, building apps for Android and iOS offering... >>

Amazon UK will let you track Prime parcels on map -  within 15 minutes of delivery

Amazon UK will let you track Prime parcels on map - within 15 minutes of delivery

By 19 July 2013

UK courier DPD and service carrier Interlink Express jointly introduced on Friday a new delivery service, called Follow My Parcel, which provides real-time, live-tracking of parcels and a 15-minute delivery slot window. Starting 5 August, Amazon UK, fashion... >>

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 11 April 2013

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... >>

Apple's WifiSLAM acquisition may lead to indoor mapping

Apple's WifiSLAM acquisition may lead to indoor mapping

By 26 March 2013

Apple has acquired indoor location - WifiSLAM for roughly $20 million, reports The Wall Street Journal. The acquisition comes at a time when the folks in Cupertino are working to improve their own mapping solution available on iOS. Apple has confirmed... >>

Google Maps improves European presence, Street View hits Bulgaria and UK refreshed

Google Maps improves European presence, Street View hits Bulgaria and UK refreshed

By 8 March 2013

Google has improved the Street View presence on its Google Maps service for several European countries. The UK has benefited with more up-to-date imagery, while many more Russian cities and villages have been added. Regions in Bulgaria are now represented... >>

Google Maps for iPhone updated with faster search and contact access

Google Maps for iPhone updated with faster search and contact access

By 5 March 2013

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... >>

Bing Maps improved with high-resolution satellite imagery and ocean typography

Bing Maps improved with high-resolution satellite imagery and ocean typography

By 4 March 2013

Microsoft has released an improvement to its Bing Maps service with 13 million square kilometers of higher-resolution satellite imagery and the addition of better ocean typography.  In a post on the Bing Maps Blog, the company explained it had begun... >>