Back in June, Google officially purchased the GPS and traffic application Waze so they could implement it into Google Maps. Luckily for most of us, they were pretty quick on the uptake, eventually adding traffic reports into Google Maps in August. Today, they are looking to expand that functionality to even more people around the world. (more…)
The Google Maps team announced a new feature and a couple of tools to help make your excursion planning a whole lot simpler. Starting today, Maps users can place multiple destinations inside of a trip, allowing you to only input information a single time when planning. When selecting directions for either car, walking or biking, just hit the new “+” icon and add another destination to your trip. From there, Google will do the rest. (more…)
It’s the beginning of a new month, so to the three of you who own $1500 Google Glass explorer edition devices, a new update as build XE10 has been released. The update introduces public transit step-by-step directions for buses, street cars, subways, or any other mode available to your locale. But that’s not all, you’ll be able to tap on links in tweets, texts, emails, and more going forward and also see the images of people you are conversing with in the backgrounds of messages. (more…)
A new Google Maps update popped up earlier this week through Google Play, but since staged rollouts start in small waves before arriving on everyone’s handsets, we’re now just seeing the rollout increase. If you haven’t yet updated, there is a pretty good chance that the update is awaiting your approval. (more…)
It has been only a few months since Google bought community-influenced map service Waze, but they are starting to incorporate its features into their own Google Maps service. In a new update, Google Maps will begin to feature reports of accidents, construction, road closures and more from Waze. So as the community-mapping service is filled with information from its users, the benefits will push forward onto the mapping service that most of you use, Google Maps.
The Waze integration will be available on Android and iOS in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, UK and the US.
Also, Waze will receive an update that will introduce Google Search and Street View. So no, Google isn’t ready to kill it off just yet.
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Today, Google announced the return of clickable ads for the Google Maps app for Android. When a user makes a search for a particular place/business, a corresponding result with be featured (advertised), which will then allow for the user to either look up that business’s information and from there, the choice is the searcher’s. (more…)
If you own a Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Google Play Edition phone or have flashed a stock Android 4.2 ROM that supports Photo Sphere, Google has given you a new service to upload your beautiful pictures of the world to. It’s called Views, and is somewhat of an extension of Google Maps. All Google asks that you do is take Photo Spheres as you travel the globe and then share them to Views to create one of the coolest photo collections we have ever seen. (more…)
The freakout that ensued after the release of Google Maps v7.0 over the thought that both Latitude and Offline Maps were missing was heard loud and clear by Google. We know now that Offline Maps is still there, it simply requires that you put an area of the map you’d like cached in view, then tap Search, and finally enter the words “OK Maps” to save it for later. Seems simple, right? Not so much. But as I just mentioned, users also noticed that Latitude, the popular person tracker, was missing. Google addressed both issues in a blog post hours after the update was released, confirming that Latitude was being retired and that Offline Maps required an extra not-so-intuitive step or two to work. Apparently, that was not enough as they are preparing to push another update to make all of this as clear as ever. (more…)