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Google Maps Extends Coverage Through North Korea, Includes Gulags
2013-01-29 11:29:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Though the country is at war with its neighbors and closely watched by the US and the rest of the world, Google has found it fitting to play neutral with North Korea and cover the country in Google Maps. Until today, the only view of North Korea available in Google Maps was stitched together using Google´s “Map Maker.” This process creates maps from data supplied by the public. Working with citizen...

Windows Phone Redirect Of Google Maps To Be Removed
2013-01-07 04:10:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The flawed Internet Explorer browser, not bad blood with Microsoft, is the reason that Windows Phone users have been unable to access Google Maps on their mobile devices, officials from the Mountain View, California-based tech giant have claimed. As reported Friday by Salvador Rodriguez of the Los Angeles Times, Google representatives said that nothing had changed in the web mapping application. Rather, it was redirecting users to...

2012-12-15 05:00:25

Areas, distances and angles can be quickly measured on Google Maps using Android phones and tablets with “Planimeter - GPS area measure” App. The possibility to make land measurements on the map, to use GPS for tracking, to save, open, share, export and edit measurement results make this app a good choice for amateurs and professionals working in such areas as farming, road building and coating, construction and planning, solar cell panels installation, real estate, etc....

Australia Issues Google Maps Warning
2012-12-12 19:37:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple´s new Maps application quickly made meme status within hours of its initial availability. Apple´s release of Maps was one of the worst in company history: National landmarks were either missing or in the wrong area, areas were thrown back 50 years with black and white satellite images, and bridges and roads appeared to be melted into the ground. The 3D flyovers worked pretty well, though. Apple has since...

2012-12-07 05:03:12

See how a creative digital agency uses Google's Street View mapping of a business to showcase their products and services. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 Google Street View gives businesses the opportunity to create 360-degree virtual tours of their work environment. However, most businesses showcase empty environments, devoid of employees. If workers are present, their faces are blurred out as per Google´s policy. 6S Marketing, a digital marketing agency, wanted to create a...

Australian Scientists Un-Discover Small Island In South Pacific Ocean
2012-11-23 08:48:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to uncharted territory, discovering a new island would seem pretty exciting. But, when you make an un-discovery, you got yourself a whole new ballgame. That´s what happened in the South Pacific Ocean just recently. A small strip of land, showing up on Google Earth and Google Maps, does not exist, say leading scientists from Australia. The supposedly sizeable land form, called Sable Island by the Times Atlas of...

Google Street View Becomes Trail View
2012-10-24 14:14:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has already taken its Street View project all over the world, giving tours of spectacular places such as the Smithsonian and Antarctica. Now, the company is taking its controversial mapping software to the mountains, allowing for users to walk hiking trails with just the click of their mouse. And what better place to go next than America's grandest treasure: the Grand Canyon. The search giant has brought its Street View...

Google Snubs Apple, Keeps Map App For Itself
2012-10-19 13:48:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When Apple released iOS 6 last month, the Internet blew a collective gasket over their first attempt at mapping. Roads were melted, airports were invented, and large areas were sent back to the pre-war black and white days. Many began to beg, to plead, to insist that Google release their own iOS-ready version of maps and bring them back to the good old days of the Apple-Google partnership. However, it seems as if Google...

Street View Expanded By Google
2012-10-12 12:33:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s difficult to imagine Google was caught off guard when Apple announced they were taking their Maps matters into their own hands with iOS 6. Apple even acknowledged they were working on a “crowd-sourced traffic database” in April of 2011, not to mention the strategic moves the iPhone maker had been making since then. So, for whatever reason, Google didn´t have their own iOS-ready version of maps...

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