News tagged ‘google maps’

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013

Google Acquires Waze for US$1 Billion

Google Acquires Waze for US$1 Billion

Google has just announced the acquisition of Waze, a social mapping and navigation app that features real-time traffic data provided by its users. While Google did not disclose the purchase price, the New York Times reports that the deal is in the region of US$1 billion.

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013

Google Maps Street View Now Includes Mountains

Google Maps Street View Now Includes Mountains

Google Maps Street View doesn't only include panoramic views of streets around the world, but also many interesting landmarks and sites such as the Grand Canyon. And being added to the list now are four out of the Seven Summits for those who love mountains.

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013

Indoor Google Maps for Android Now Available in Singapore

Indoor Google Maps for Android Now Available in Singapore

Google has announced that they are extending Indoor Google Maps to 22 popular shopping destinations in Singapore. Detailed floor plans will automatically appear when you're viewing the map and zoomed in on a building where indoor map data is available.

Friday, 1 Feb 2013

Google Maps Lets You Explore the Grand Canyon at Your Convenience

Google Maps Lets You Explore the Grand Canyon at Your Convenience

The first ever Street View Trekker expedition brings panoramic imagery of the Grand Canyon to you, covering more than 75 miles of trails and surrounding roads, making the map of this area even more comprehensive, accurate, and easier to use than before.

Thursday, 20 Dec 2012

iOS 6 Adoption Jumps 29% After Release of Google Maps

iOS 6 Adoption Jumps 29% After Release of Google Maps

The release of Google Maps caused iOS 6 adoption to jump 29% in five days.

Thursday, 13 Dec 2012

Google Maps App for iOS Available Now

Google Maps App for iOS Available Now

Google Maps finally makes a return on iOS devices today. At the moment, the new app is optimized for iPhone 5, but not yet for the iPad.

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012

Google Maps Navigation (Beta) Launches in Singapore

Google Maps Navigation (Beta) Launches in Singapore

Google is launching the Google Maps Navigation (Beta) for phones running Android 2.2 and above. Built from the ground up as an Internet-connected GPS system, read on to find out what Google Maps Navigation (Beta) has to offer.

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012

Google Street View Provides Panoramic Imagery of Antarctica

Google Street View Provides Panoramic Imagery of Antarctica

With the help of the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota and the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust, Google has added 360 degree imagery of many important spots, including the South Pole Telescope, Shackleton's hut, Scott's hut, Cape Royds Adélie Penguin Rookery and the Ceremonial South Pole.

Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012

Facebook Integration and Revamped iOS Stores in iOS 6?

Facebook Integration and Revamped iOS Stores in iOS 6?

Facebook integration will be baked into the upcoming iOS alongside revamped iOS digital stores, Tech Crunch and 9to5Mac reports.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

iOS 6 to Showcase Siri API and iPad Support, 3D Mapping Functionality

iOS 6 to Showcase Siri API and iPad Support, 3D Mapping Functionality

Apple's iOS 6 will allegedly welcome an assortment of improvements, including the availability of Siri on iPad, Siri API for developers and last but not least, Apple's own mapping system with 3D functionality.

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