Articles tagged “google maps”

Google Maps Wants to Chart India’s Streets to Find Next Billion Users

Google Maps Wants to Chart India’s Streets to Find Next Billion Users

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Google Maps can revolutionize how locals navigate their own city, but furthermore, it will attract tourists who want the comfort and confidence of a familiar app.

6 months ago

Google May Beat Competitors in Mapping Again, This Time for Driverless Cars

Google May Beat Competitors in Mapping Again, This Time for Driverless Cars

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Competitors are right to worry about Google's mapping advantage. For years now, Google Maps has been an unmatched trip-planning tool; some destinations that Google hasn't mapped really suffer.

7 months ago

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 years 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 years 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.

2 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 years ago