Here's the recent Google-related geonews. I'm pretty certain most of you learned of the major 8.9 magnitude Japan earthquake near Honshu that happened a few hours ago. We'll share news of it when related maps and geospatial news will be available. You're always welcomed to contribute.
From the official sources:
From other sources:
Here's the recent geonews that haven't made it into an individual story in batch mode.
From the open source / open data front:
From the ESRI front:
In the everything-else category:
In the maps category: