Articles tagged “google maps”

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Mark Gurman, Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Since Google Maps is ubiquitous, and is one of the most popular trip-planning apps in existence, it makes sense that another monolith like Apple would push hard to compete.

2 months ago

Google Maps in South Korea Won’t Be Getting Navigation Anytime Soon

Google Maps in South Korea Won’t Be Getting Navigation Anytime Soon

Associated Press

Tourists in South Korea and locals won't get driving and walking directions in Google Maps. In a country like South Korea, which faces an intense security threat from the North, wouldn't blurring military installations be reasonable? Also, with requirements in countries like South Korea and Russia to have servers based in these countries, travel companies are facing growing data challenges.

2 months ago

What Destinations Do When Google Maps Lets Them Down

What Destinations Do When Google Maps Lets Them Down

Greg Oates, Skift

Tourism and hospitality companies have an opportunity with Mapillary to create their own ground-level, photo-based mapping platforms without having to wait for Google Street View teams to create or update them.

3 months ago

Google Maps’ Local Guides Program Brings Community Focus to Traveler Reviews

Google Maps’ Local Guides Program Brings Community Focus to Traveler Reviews

Dan Peltier, Skift

Google Maps needed a serious refresh to remain relevant not just in mapping, but also in reviews as travelers look for fresher content that's visually stimulating and easily navigable.

1 year ago

Google Faces UK Court Case Over Anti-Competitive Moves in Mapping

Google Faces UK Court Case Over Anti-Competitive Moves in Mapping

Patrick Gower, Bloomberg

Whether or not Google used its dominance to favor itself over other mobile mapping players, the other companies never really stood a chance anyways.

1 year ago

Google Maps Offers Virtual Tour of Robben Island Museum

Google Maps Offers Virtual Tour of Robben Island Museum

Mike Cohen, Bloomberg

Rather than replace a trip to South Africa, local tourism leaders are hoping the technology will raise awareness of its attractions and beauty among a global audience and prompt additional visits.

2 years ago

Google Maps’ Street View Can Now Take You Through The Amazon Jungle

Google Maps’ Street View Can Now Take You Through The Amazon Jungle

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

The Trekker program is just fascinating.

2 years ago

Yelp Still Isn’t Happy With Google Local Search, Joins European Complaint

Yelp Still Isn’t Happy With Google Local Search, Joins European Complaint

The Guardian

It's great to see Stoppleman and Yelp continue to stand up to Google on this. While it helps them, it also attempts to carve out a space for other innovators in the guidebook and local space -- which is basically the same now.

3 years ago

Google Maps Street View Adds a Time Travel Twist

Google Maps Street View Adds a Time Travel Twist

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

Does Google really need to remind users that it's been innovating its mapping product extensively over the past seven years? Nobody likes a show off.

3 years ago

Google Street View Dips Into the Colorado River With Advocacy Group

Google Street View Dips Into the Colorado River With Advocacy Group

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

Street View has endless uses, and it's hard not to be excited about most of them.

3 years ago

The Future of Location Information in Travel Planning and Discovery

The Future of Location Information in Travel Planning and Discovery

Skift

3 years ago

New Skift Report: The Rise of Location Data in Travel

New Skift Report: The Rise of Location Data in Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

Geolocation is everything to travel now. From the smartphone in your hand to recommendations based on location coming to you on your desktop, information is tied to real-world locations now in ways that have revolutionized travel.

3 years ago