Latest Google Maps Stories

2012-06-12 08:07:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com As the old saying goes, you never want to know how the sausage is made. Sometimes, it´s simply easier–both on the mind and the stomach– to be ignorant as to how the things we consume are delivered to us. Case in point, Google´s Street View rovers. As they drive through cities and towns, they continuously capture data and images. As such, they´ve often caught a few things on camera that may or may not have been intended for such...

Street View Blurring Requirements Eased By Swiss Court
2012-06-09 05:51:01

Google will be able to continue offering their Street View service in Switzerland after a federal court there ruled that the Mountain View, California-based tech giant will not be required to black out faces and license plates before publishing photographs online. Previously, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court in Bern ruled that Google had to blur 100% of the people and license plates before they could be added to the mapping service, and that other features such as skin color and...

2012-06-07 23:02:09

Apple tells Google that they will no longer be using Google maps app on their devices including the iPad and iPhone. BarryRealMarketing.com suggests App Empire for anyone who wants to create their own empire and dominate in the smartphone app business. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Apple is believed to announce their new Map app for mobile devices and will be using it to replace the Google maps program in their upcoming iOS6. Why now? "Because there is money to be made in mobile...

Google Beats Apple To The Punch With 3D Maps
2012-06-07 07:13:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Rumors about Apple´s very own mapping service have been strong for quite some time now, and while most analysts and professional watchers expect them to make an announcement to this end next week at WWDC, Google may have already beat them to the punch. After all, nothing says, “Apple is leaving Google to start their own mapping service for their millions and millions of handheld devices” like a special Google Maps press event held just a...

2012-06-01 23:00:52

Lizard Labs, developer of professional system utilities and software for Microsoft Windows, offers individuals the ability to enhance their map views around the world. Ultimate Maps Downloader, the street maps software developed by Lizard Labs, compiles maps and street views from reputable sources for an enhance map image. The latest version 2.6.5 has just been released and it has some significant improvements. (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 New version 2.6.5 of Utmate Maps Downloader, the street...

2012-05-29 23:00:43

Study Breaks, one of the leading college media entertainment companies, offers businesses a step-by-step guide for how to get on Google Places and get found online. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Google populates listings from sources such as Yellow Pages, Superpages etc. Most of the time these places are unverified, and for one order to edit their business information, they must claim it first. If an owner hasn´t claimed their business on Google Places yet, they should do so today...

Microsoft Halts StreetSide Service In Germany Following User Concerns
2012-05-24 12:10:40

More than a year after Google Street View was scrapped in Germany due to privacy concerns and a potential lawsuit, Microsoft has opted to halt its StreetSide service in the European country following similar stiff opposition. Microsoft received a flood of criticism from German users who were given a comment period by a local data protection agency last year. Enough people complained about blurring directly to the software giant that it forced a rapid withdrawal of its services there....

Apple To Create New Maps Application, May Drop Google
2012-05-11 11:43:06

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Welcome friends, to the season of iPhone rumors. Every year, as the launch of the new iPhone gets closer and closer, the rumors begin come on like a flood. The actual phone itself isn´t expected to be released until this fall, possible September or October. The new operating system, (iOS 6) on the other hand, will more than likely be displayed next month at Apple´s WWDC, giving developers plenty of time to get their apps ready for all the new...

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