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:
- Here's early screenshots of Google Maps for iOS in alpha testing
- The GEB tells about weather in Google Earth
- And of course, there was the expected satellite imagery update
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