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Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

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Whether you’re a seasoned century rider or a casual beach cruiser, finding the best biking routes can be a challenge. That’s why today we’re bringing mobile biking directions and navigation to the 10 countries where we launched desktop biking directions last month (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway,...
Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

Google Maps North Korea

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Google Inc. on Tuesday revised its Google Maps application to add information for North Korea, which has been blank since it started providing maps online and for mobile devices eight years ago, and included outlines of some of the country’s notorious, city-sized prison camps. The information for the North Korea...
Google Maps North Korea
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Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

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(Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog) Whether you’re a seasoned century rider or a casual beach cruiser, finding the best biking routes can be a challenge. That’s why today we’re bringing mobile biking directions and navigation to the 10 countries where we launched desktop biking directions last month (Australia, Austria,...
Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

Google Map Maker gets the Google+ treatment so you can 'map with your friends'

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You can now share your Google Maps edits and reviews with people connected to you on Google+, the Google Maps team just announced … on Google+. That basically means people can now share from Map Maker – which is a crowdsourcing initiative that lets users improve and enrich Google Maps...
Google Map Maker gets the Google+ treatment so you can 'map with your friends'

Google Maps edit tools come to UK

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Google launches its Map Maker tools in the UK to make it easier for users to add missing details or fix errors in its online maps....
Google Maps edit tools come to UK

Google Maps now details the footprints of buildings

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Google has updated its Maps service with more than 25 million new building footprints across the U.S. The building footprints include height details and have been created by computer algorithms from the vast aerial imagery Google stores with Maps. "This process enables us to provide more building footprints and...
Google Maps now details the footprints of buildings

Google Map Maker finally launches to Australian users

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Google today announced that its Map Maker tool, which allows users to make corrections and additions to Google Maps, has launched in Australia. Australian users can now include their favorite hiking trails or just fix up a mistake — I can think of one or two that irritated me during...
Google Map Maker finally launches to Australian users

UK finally gets access to Google's Map Maker editing tool

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Those red pins look almost like little hearts, revealing which countries have been showered with the affection of Google's crowdsourced map improvement tool and those -- like the UK -- that have so far been left out. We can now safely ignore the chart, however, as the UK has...
UK finally gets access to Google's Map Maker editing tool
No, that North Korean 'earthquake' didn't occur on Nuclear Test Road

Google launches contest to improve mapping of India

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Google is looking towards accelerating its crowdsourcing cartography efforts by offering prizes to participants in India. The Mapathon 2013 event from February 12th to March 25th will provide gifts, including devices and Google-branded merchandise, to the top 1000 users of Google Map Maker in India.......
Google launches contest to improve mapping of India

Google's newly detailed North Korea maps offer a peek into an isolated land

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North Korea has yet to welcome the internet with open arms despite Eric Schmidt's visit, but the internet is certainly welcoming North Korea: as of a sweeping update, Google Maps touts detailed cartography of the secluded state rather than the voids we've known before. The results still leave significant...
Google's newly detailed North Korea maps offer a peek into an isolated land

Google Maps For Mobile Gets Offline Maps

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At a press event in San Francisco this morning, Google announced that Google Maps for mobile will soon feature offline caching. This feature will come to Google Maps to Android soon. Users will be able to download parts of a map to their devices and then use them when they...
Google Maps For Mobile Gets Offline Maps

ID Software puts Doom 3 BFG Edition source code on GitHub to keep modding community kicking

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Id Software on Monday made a big announcement for its modding community. The GPL source code for the Doom 3 BFG Edition is now available on GitHub. If you played any of the Doom games, including many of its mods, this update is definitely for you. Even if you aren’t...
ID Software puts Doom 3 BFG Edition source code on GitHub to keep modding community kicking

Google Map Maker gets an Activity Stream to keep users informed of changes in their neighborhood

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Google’s maps team today announced a minor but significant update to its Google Map Maker product: a new Activity Stream. Think of it like the Facebook News Feed or the Google+ stream just for Map Maker: it keeps you informed of changes to your neighborhood. The new Map Maker Activity...
Google Map Maker gets an Activity Stream to keep users informed of changes in their neighborhood

Google Maps adds Street View imagery for 150 university campuses, expands turn-by-turn, biking directions, & Map Maker globally

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Today on the Official Google Blog, VP of Google Maps and Earth Brian McClendon announced Google is expanding Google Maps to new locations across the globe with the addition of new turn-by-turn navigation with traffic condition data, biking directions, as well as StreetView and Map Maker imagery. The first...
Google Maps adds Street View imagery for 150 university campuses, expands turn-by-turn, biking directions, & Map Maker globally

Google Maps gets new features in India and New Zealand, support for more university campuses

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Google today updated Google Maps with new turn-by-turn navigation features, including traffic conditions, biking directions, Map Maker, and new Street View imagery. The updates are region-specific, so pay attention to what might affect you. In typical Google fashion, the search giant is celebrating the update with a new promotional YouTube...
Google Maps gets new features in India and New Zealand, support for more university campuses

Briefly: Google Map Maker UK, Sprint Galaxy Victory update

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Google has added the United Kingdom to the list of countries able to contribute improvements to its mapping data. Enabled in North Korea earlier this year, Google Map Maker allows users to submit adjustments to the main Google Maps database, including new roads not picked up from Street View cars,...
Briefly: Google Map Maker UK, Sprint Galaxy Victory update

Meet The Man Who Makes Sure Google Maps Is Right

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MercuryNews.com has a story on Blake Stephens, the man who is responsible for many of the Google Maps edits you see on Google Maps day. In fact, this man is a member of Google Maps’ collaborative cartography corps, where users use Google Map Maker to make corrections and adjustments to...
Meet The Man Who Makes Sure Google Maps Is Right
A look at how Google builds accurate maps with 'Ground Truth' data

'Citizen cartographers' help Google update maps of N. Korea

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Information on the more detailed, up-to-date maps was submitted to the Web giant's Map Maker tool as part of a years-long effort. [Read more]...
'Citizen cartographers' help Google update maps of N. Korea

Google Map Maker users can now share their maps via Google+

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Your Google+ contacts can view and comment on the maps you create through the Google tool. [Read more]...
Google Map Maker users can now share their maps via Google+

Google launches Map Maker in South Africa and Egypt and 10 more countries soon

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Google is today announcing that it is launching its Mapmaker product in South Africa and Egypt. Ten more countries will be able to make use of the service in the next few weeks including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland. Map Maker allows user to...
Google launches Map Maker in South Africa and Egypt and 10 more countries soon

Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Reward Badges To Those In Its Community Who Help Make Its Service Better

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One of the really interesting things about Google Maps is that there’s a huge, thriving community of people who love to help make the product better. Basically, when a road closes, or something is incorrect, there are tools via Map Maker that let them report it. It involves the community...
Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Reward Badges To Those In Its Community Who Help Make Its Service Better
Google Finance gets the redesign treatment
Gorgeous Street View of Russia goes live in Google Maps

Google adds detail to North Korea map

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New map of secretive state includes positions of roads, parks, monuments to Kim dynasty and labour campGoogle is slowly filling in the blanks in its quest to build a comprehensive map of North Korea - one of the world's most secretive states - with the addition of new details, including...
Google adds detail to North Korea map

I-5 bridge that collapsed into river is already gone from Google Maps

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Shortly after the bridge collapse, Google Maps was updated with the I-5 span removed. If you’re traveling on Interstate 5 this Memorial Day Weekend and need directions, Google Maps is going to be your best bet. At least if you want to Why? Well, Google has already updated its map...
I-5 bridge that collapsed into river is already gone from Google Maps

Google Adds 25 Million New Building Footprints To Google Maps On Desktop And Mobile

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Google just announced that it has added 25 million new building footprints to Google Maps. Most of the company’s recent announcement around mapping had to do with flashy updates like 3D maps and buildings in Google Earth or thousands of miles of updated street view imagery. Today’s update stands out...
Google Adds 25 Million New Building Footprints To Google Maps On Desktop And Mobile

Get ready for winter: Mapping the Canadian Arctic and global ski resorts

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For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. To help prepare for the winter ahead, we’re adding more detail and imagery to the map for a variety of chilly destinations, making them more comprehensive and accurate than ever. Starting today,...
Get ready for winter: Mapping the Canadian Arctic and global ski resorts
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