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2011-10-03 05:26:38

Over this past weekend, Google Maps rolled out a new, 3D bird's-eye view which allows users of the navigation service to explore as if they were traveling in a virtual helicopter, various media outlets reported on Sunday. According to Simon Tomlinson of the Daily Mail, "The new feature gives you a moving aerial perspective of your route when you enter start and end destinations in Google Maps“¦ The journey is automatically followed, although you can pause it anywhere in the 3D...

Business Closings On Google Places Not Always Correct
2011-09-07 04:53:16

  Google Places, the online leviathan´s version of the yellow pages, allows users to find businesses locally using devices such as smartphones. A Google Places listing contains the business' address, a description of the business provided by the owner, and links to photos, reviews and Google Maps. Another feature is the ability to report problems with the business, and one of the options is to report the business with choices such as “this place is permanently...

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2011-08-20 15:29:35

Google has begun the process of mapping the Amazon rainforest for its Street View service, according to various media reports on Thursday and Friday. According to Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor for the Telegraph, the Menlo Park, California-based tech company has partnered with the Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon (FAS) to secure footage of the endangered rainforest. "The team deployed to map the area by the technology giant have been traveling by boat and bike, armed with...

2011-08-13 00:00:32

CyberCity 3D, Inc.â“ž¢ is now featuring its models on the new Google Mapsâ“ž¢ for mobile with 3D buildings. Currently published cities contributed by CyberCity 3D include Paris, France and Pasadena, CA -- with more coming. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 CyberCity 3D, Inc.â“ž¢, one of the largest 3D building partner contributors to Google Earthâ“ž¢, is now featuring...

2011-04-22 00:00:27

Earth Knowledge, a leading information technology firm, today unveiled its new Earth Knowledge Portal using its proprietary WISSDOMâ“ž¢ (World Information Systems Socially Delivered via Online Media) technology (http://www.earthknowledge.com), which provides access to expert earth and world information for businesses and organizations that need it. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 Earth Knowledge, a leading information technology firm, today unveiled its new...

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2011-04-19 13:15:00

On Tuesday, Google started to allow users to add more details to its U.S. maps through an editing tool that already has been used to create and refine maps in other countries. Google did not rush to introduce the map-making service in the U.S. because it already had a good lay of the land in its home country.  The Internet giant decided to concentrate on filling in the gaps in other parts of the world where digital maps were far more primitive or completely unavailable. Google said it...

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2011-04-01 07:00:00

Google Inc. announced Thursday that volunteers from around the globe are using the search giant's mapping service to help it map out the world, which includes previously inaccessible areas. The citizen cartographers from various areas around the world travel to remote places to map out the areas before uploading their work to Google Map Maker, the Internet search company said at a conference in Singapore. Google Map Maker allows users to add or edit features, such as roads, businesses,...

2011-03-30 00:00:29

IHS information access workflows gain online access to Bing Maps imagery, roads, obliques, and routing transactions and other energy-specific datasets Boulder, CO (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Spatial Energy, the leading source for digital imagery and services for the energy industry, and IHS, a business information and analytics provider, today announced a subscription agreement to provide online access to Microsoft Corp.'s Bing Maps through IHS products. Bing Maps is a worldwide...

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2011-03-08 11:24:30

Google announced on Monday the beta release of Google Maps Navigation, an upgrade to the company's popular mobile mapping software, Google Maps. The upgrades will suggest quicker, more realistic routes to drivers based on real-time traffic conditions showing various routes along with estimated travel times. The software uses red, green and yellow color-coding to show how traffic is moving at any given time, AFP reports. Roy Williams, a software engineer with the Google Maps team, said in a...

2011-02-24 15:59:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldhotels is the first hotel group to enable independent hotels to display their real time rates and availability in relevant search listings on Google Maps and on related Google Place pages. The revolutionary new feature is available as a pay-per-click advertising module connected with the group's booking engine Resmaster, which is powered by Trust International, the leading global CRS for hotel chains and representation companies. The first...