Google Geonews: Maps at Google I/O, Google Acquires Skybox, World Cup Stadiums in Google Earth, and more

Catching up this month’s geonews after launching our new site yesterday, here’s the first in a series of ‘batch mode’ posts, this one focusing on Google-related geonews.

From official sources:

  • The Google I/O conference, here’s the official entry about Maps at I/O’14 with a list of geo-related sessions
  • Football/Soccer? See the stadiums with Get a front row seat to the games with Google Maps, and from the GEB blog, the World Cup Stadiums in Google Earth
  • At the beginning of the month, StreetView went underwater in Belize and the Philippines, Take a swim with Street View on World Oceans Day
  • Here’s libraries recently deprecated, Sunsetting the Google Maps JavaScript API Panoramio and Weather libraries, and a Flash Maps API reminder

From other sources:

  • Google will now really have their own satellites in the sky, Google buys satellite startup Skybox for $500m
  • For those who really don’t like the new Google Maps, Tired of new, slow Google Maps? This is how you can switch to the old version!
  • Here’s an article on Ed Parsons, article named The man who’s making Google Maps smarter
  • We mentioned Project Tango a few times, and now Google Unveils Project Tango 3D Tablet DevKit Powered By NVIDIA’s Tegra K1
  • Autonomous cars get further, Google Unveils Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel
  • We still need special instructions for this, Installing Google Earth on Ubuntu 14.04
  • APB mentions a new patent, Google Patent: Updating map data using satellite imagery
  • It starts in about a week, Mapping the Tour de France
  • Cinephile? Locations of famous movies in Google Earth
  • New imagery: Christchurch, New Zealand now features 3D Imagery and Google to release Street View imagery in Greece

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