June 3, 2013 |
Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastic creatures. Soon it will take only the click of a mouse or finger swipe on a tablet to check out some of the Galapagos Islands' most remote areas, surrounding waters and unique creatures. California-based Google sent hikers to the Galapagos with Street View gear called "trekkers," 42-pound computer backpacks with large cameras that look like soccer balls mounted on a tower.
September 2, 2008 |
MAPme announced today that it has released a Google Maps widget that will let users perform tasks that they are already capable of performing with the run-of-the-mill Google Maps application, but will let them embed the flash app as a widget anywhere they can edit HTML, which should make frustrated Google Maps users happy. According to the company, the MAPme widget is a pure flash object that lets you add your own images or YouTube videos to your map's hotspots. And in case you need them, the widget lets...
May 21, 2009 |
Sometimes there are many ways to get from point A to point B, whether you are walking or driving. Until now, Google Maps' directions feature has given you the route they consider the best and allows you to drag and drop the route to change your path. Today, Google Maps is adding functionality that suggests additional routes so that you can see all of them on the map for comparison. Under a "Suggested Routes" heading, you will now be able to access other routes to the same destination.
May 4, 2009 |
Henry Hudson never did find the Northwest passage to India, but this year marks the 400th anniversary of his third voyage?the one where he came to New York and sailed up what is now the Hudson River (he made it as far as modern-day Albany). Hudson showed that often it is what you stumble upon on your way to somewhere else that turns out to be your great discovery. To celebrate the anniversary, the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation has charted all of Hudson's voyages onto a Google map, along with overlays of historical maps.
September 19, 2012 |
Checking out the interior of a business on Google Maps just got a bit easier . The company now has markers on its maps that show you where and how you can virtually get inside your favorite shops. Last October we reported that Google Maps now let you travel beyond the front doors of a store and into the actual establishment. Participating businesses invited Google's photographers to come in and do a photo shoot of their location. The photo is a panoramic view of the business interior, and in good...
February 5, 2010 |
Google Maps has just launched a new and nifty feature: suggestions of similar places to your search query in maps. So if you search for Best Buy in your designated area, Maps will suggest (in the more information tab) nearby businesses and places that might be of interest to you, such as other Best Buy stores in the area. Apparently, suggestions to places aren't based on a specific characteristic. Google uses a "broad set of signals" to deliver recommendations. Google says they are working on...