Articles tagged “google maps”

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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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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

The Future of Location Information in Travel Planning and Discovery

5 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.

5 years ago

Apple Maps is Beating Google Maps on iOS in Europe and the UK

Apple Maps is Beating Google Maps on iOS in Europe and the UK

Guardian

It doesn't matter that Apple Maps is a challenge -- to say the least. Users aren't in the habit of downloading another app to navigate, even if that app is one of the better apps ever created.

5 years ago

Google Launches Map With Street Views of Airports, Train and Subway Stations

Google Launches Map With Street Views of Airports, Train and Subway Stations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google has the resources, but not necessarily the focus, to become a go-to resource for airport images and information.

5 years ago

Brand USA To Launch Road Trips Campaign With Google

Brand USA To Launch Road Trips Campaign With Google

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These Brand USA campaigns will be under great scrutiny from budget hawks in Congress, who would love to eliminate the countrywide promotional arm for U.S. tourism. The map/trip-planning idea sounds promising, but it all depends on its execution.

6 years ago

The Four New Features in Google Maps That Make Travel Easier

The Four New Features in Google Maps That Make Travel Easier

Rafat Ali, Skift

Google may never become the online booking killer that everyone expected it to become, but it can surely be the best travel information utility service on the planet, and it is using Maps to leverage into it.

6 years ago

Google Maps Integration Leaves Out Waze’s Speed Trap Alerts

Google Maps Integration Leaves Out Waze’s Speed Trap Alerts

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Google is all grown up now and won't take chances on integrating Waze's reports about police speed traps into Google Maps. That takes some of the life and authenticity out of the Waze community.

6 years ago