Google Maps

Google Maps for iOS Available

Done. Google Maps for iOS has just been made available. From the official description: "Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone."

MacRumors offers an entry named Roundup of Features in Google Maps for iOS: Better Design than Android Version, iPad Version Coming. Which includes:

  • A horizontal two-finger swipe allows you to access a menu that shows traffic, public transit, satellite view and Google Earth (which sends you to the Google Earth app).
  • Google's point-of-interest database allows you, for example, to read a restaurant review on Zagat, read the menu, book reservations and see interior photos at 100 restaurants.
  • Pogue also notes there's a Compass Mode that allows you, at certain locations, to move your phone around and allow you to see the interior of a business on your screen.

Uber Weather

Hi, please check out my new desktop map application:


I am looking for partners to help make it better, and translate Uber Weather into as many languages as possible. 


Check out the 14,000 ski lifts and right click for 3D! 

Google Geonews: Major Maps Update in Europe, Google Maps Android API Update, NASA's Black Marble, and more

Here's the recent Google-related geonews.

From official sources:

From other sources:

Google Employees Suggest Apple Approval of Google Maps App 'Unlikely'

Discussed both on Slashdot and MacRumors, respectively, Google Doubts Apple Will Approve Its New Maps Application and Google Employees Suggest Apple Approval of Google Maps App 'Unlikely'.

The Slashdot summary: "Even though Apple's App Store has also been friendly enough to offer alternative mapping applications to ameliorate customers upset with Apple's new default Maps app, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company may not be so friendly as to approve a Maps app submission from Google, which used to be responsible for the Maps experience in iOS until the iPhone 5. On Monday, sources at Google familiar with its mapping plans said the chances of Apple approving a dedicated Google Maps app on iOS 6 are 'not optimistic.' Specifically, they pointed to the lack of any mapping app in the 'Find maps for your iPhone' section of the App Store — accessible only via iPhones or iPads — that use the Google Maps APIs to call wirelessly for location, routing or point-of-interest (POI) data."

Google Earth 7 Released, Google Maps' New Natural Geography, Post-Sandy Imagery, and Other Google Geonews

A new major version of Google Earth doesn't happen everyday, explore the world with tour guide and 3D imagery in Google Earth 7.

From the announcement: "A few months ago, we announced Google Earth for mobile, which offered new ways to see cities in 3D and a new tour guide feature to help you discover places of interest on the go. Starting today, you can get both of those features on a bigger screen that makes it even easier to explore by downloading Google Earth 7 on your desktop. Check out the comprehensive and accurate tours of more than 11,000 popular sites around the world, including our growing list of cities where new 3D imagery is available."

Other recent Google geonews:

Google Geonews: Biggest Street View Update, New GM Tracks API and GM Geolocation API, GM for iOS Alpha, and more

Here's the recent Google-related geonews.

From official sources:

  • Google made their biggest Street View update ever: "[...] doubling our number of special collections and updating over 250,000 miles of roads around the world. We’re increasing Street View coverage in Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. And we’re launching special collections in South Africa, Japan, Spain, France, Brazil and Mexico, among others."
  • There's expanded coverage of building footprints in Google Maps: "25 million new building footprints that have been added to Google Maps"
  • The Dev blog introduces the Google Maps Tracks API and the Google Maps Geolocation API:
    • Google Maps Tracks API allows an organization to build applications that can store, display and analyze GPS data on a map.  The API is built on top of Google’s reliable cloud infrastructure and offers specialized features such as geo-fencing.
    • Google Maps Geolocation API enables an application or device to determine its own location without the use of GPS by looking up the locations of nearby wifi access points and cell towers. By limiting GPS usage, a device can save battery life and work indoors or in remote areas.
  • Here's Street View inside Google's data centers

From other sources:

Google Geonews: Street View in Mobile Browsers, Google Maps API Gallery, and more

Here's the recent Google-related geonews in batch mode.

From official sources:

From other sources:

Google Geonews: Google and Apple Maps, Street View Goes Underwater, Many Data Updates, and more

Please allow the recent silence, busy week, I should be able to catchup next one. Here's the recent Google-related geonews.

Regarding Google and Apple Maps:

From official sources:

From other sources:

Batch Geonews: shp.js, QMap, SPOT 6, Google Ground Truth Project, and much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode.

From the open source / data front:

From the Esri front:

From the Microsoft front:

From the Google front:

Interesting Directions Mag articles:

In the miscellaneous category:

In the maps category:

Batch Geonews: Shapefiles in Bing Maps, 80% of Data is Not Spatial?, In-Location Alliance, ArcGIS for AutoCAD 300, and much more

This is my tentative to catch up the geonews since my mid-August holidays. Here they are!

On the open source / open data front:

On the Esri front:

On the Google front:

On the Microsoft front:

In the everything else category:

In the maps category:

Syndicate content