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AI that makes road maps from aerial images

An artificial intelligence tool has been designed to makes road maps from aerial images. Many of the roads of the world have yet to be digitized, and the new platform accelerates this process.

Navigation tips for the Consumer Electronics Show

Las Vegas - Heidelberg Mobil International GmbH's mobile 3D map technology will be used to help the 180,000 attendees at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The map technology uses the latest navigation platform.

How America is making China great again Special

New York - Only connect! the English writer E.M. Foster famously said. That’s exactly the message being promoted – if less succinctly — by best-selling author, academic and CNN contributor Parag Khanna.

Google shuts down Map Maker editing tools

Google has officially shut down its Map Maker facility, a tool that allowed anyone to edit the face of Google Maps. Map Maker was supposed to let users correct missing details and fix broken map segments. In practice, it was often abused.

Former Windows-exclusive HERE Maps abandoning Windows 10

HERE Maps, the popular mapping, navigation and transit service, has announced it will discontinue its apps on Windows devices on June 30. The company's services have been on Windows Phone since the beginning and were formerly exclusive.

Apple has made 2.5m corrections to Maps in the past four years

Apple's own mapping service, Apple Maps, arrived famously broken at its launch with some serious errors that led to authorities branding it unsafe for use. Since then it has evolved dramatically, helped by 2.5 million corrections.

iPhone owners love Apple's once-awful Maps app more than Google

After its notoriously bug-filled launch, Apple Maps has developed significantly over the past few years to become a competent rival to services like Google Maps. Apple now claims Apple Maps sees three times as many iPhone visitors as Google.

Google Maps offline navigation and search launches today

Google has announced it is rolling out an update to its Google Maps app today that adds full support for navigating while offline. Users can browse maps and get directions even when they have no Internet connection.

Google wants your food photos to power a new Maps feature

Google has reportedly found a use for all of the photos of food that people take on their phones. The company is testing a Maps feature that lets users easily tag images to restaurant listings, letting everybody see what the food looks like.

NYC council asks Google to discourage left turns to save lives

New York City - New York City has reportedly asked Google to eliminate left turns from its navigation directions on Google Maps where possible. It is thought that this could save many lives over the course of the year as left turns are notoriously dangerous in NYC.

Google Maps to warn drivers of approaching railway crossings

Google has entered a new partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration that will see its Maps software alerting drivers when they approach a rail crossing. The aim is to ensure that people are aware that they may have to stop ahead.

Racist search term points to White House in Google Maps

San Francisco - Google Maps apologized after it emerged that searches using racist language pinpointed the White House, home of President Barack Obama.

Apple buys mapping firm to improve iOS9 navigation

Apple has confirmed the purchase of a company specialising in GPS and navigation, strongly suggesting the company is working on improving its Apple Maps app before the launch of iOS9 later this year. Apple Maps has drawn heavy criticism in the past.

Google Maps shows an Android peeing on an Apple logo in Pakistan

An image of an Android urinating on an Apple logo has been spotted on Google Maps. Clearly visible on the company's renowned mapping service, it is joined by a message nearby that pokes fun at Google's content review policies.

Google Maps shows Edward Snowden hiding in the White House

A clever prank on Google Maps has led to it appearing as though Edward Snowden is hiding out in the White House. Web users quickly noticed and began leaving comments on the location including "great source of classified information."

Discussing Urban Engines fourth dimensional data with Jason Hope Special

Using fourth dimensional data, Urban Engines is developing a new mobile map that is capturing what Shiva Shivakumar, founder of Urban Engines as the "Internet of moving things."

HoN developers hold $4,000 map making contest

The video game Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is holding a unique contest for gamers: If you design the best map for their update you can win $4,000 and have your map played by thousands of fans.

Google Maps upgrades bring lane assistance, offline maps, more

Google has finally responded to the requests made by many users regarding its Google Maps features. The new update will roll out a few key features making your next trip more navigable.

Google Street View lets you time-travel into the past

As of today, Google has begun rolling out a new feature for Street View, the component of Google Earth and Google Maps that lets you view places as if you were actually there, that allows you to travel back in time and view the place in the past.

Norway officials banning Apple 3D aerial mapping

Oslo - Officials from Norway have forbidden Apple to take aerial photographs of Oslo to create 3D images for its Maps application.

Sad, spectacular time-lapse animation shows human impact on Earth

In only 30 years, great glaciers have retreated and a lake that was once the world’s fourth largest has all but dried up. For the first time ever, the human impact on the face of earth as seen from space is on full view, and it is not a pretty picture.

Google unveils new detailed maps of North Korea, and gulags

Pyongyang - Google has released its new maps of North Korea that fill in gaps in its previous maps of the country. The new maps show new details including Pyongyang’s subway stops, gulags, travel routes and landmarks such as Pyongyang's Kumsusan Memorial Palace.

Apple 'Maps' could be a killer app in Australia — quite literally

Several stranded travelers needed rescue by Victoria police officers in the middle of Murray Sunset National Park in the last couple of months, due to the Apple "Maps" app sending them the wrong way.

50 faults added to seismic maps by California Geological Survey

Updated for the first time in 16 years, the California Geological survey added 50 new and previously known faults to its fault activity maps.

Google adds 'Places' to Google Maps

Today Google posted information on its blog about a new feature for Google Maps called "Places" which combines aggregated data about a location, for example the United States of America, or business, in one page similar to that offered by Yelp.

Hasbro to unveil new online Google Maps-based monopoly

Hasbro is reportedly preparing to launch a new version of their hit game "Monopoly" online later this week featuring close integration with the Google Maps API.

New Google Earth version includes 'maps under the sea'

Google has launched a new Google Earth version which has detailed maps under the sea, historical imagery, 3D Mars map imagery and more.

Google adds public transportation routes on Google Maps

Google Maps has added another tool to find the public transportation routes in the city. Besides getting directions to different cities, knowing the public transit information will be a huge boost for travelers to explore the city.

Google Street View Provides Coverage For Almost All of United States

Google Street View now provides near-full coverage of the United States. It also has added coverage for Australia, Japan, Spain, France, Italy and New Zealand.

Google Maps helps Americans find polling stations

Google Maps added a new feature to help American voters find their nearest polling stations. It is available in most parts of the U.S.
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