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Articles tagged “google maps”

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

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.

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Tourism

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

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.

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

Online Travel

What Destinations Do When Google Maps Lets Them Down

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.

What Destinations Do When Google Maps Lets Them Down

Media and PR

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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

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

Media and PR

Google Maps Offers Virtual Tour of Robben Island Museum

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.

Google Maps Offers Virtual Tour of Robben Island Museum

Online Travel

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

The Trekker program is just fascinating.

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

Media and PR

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

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.

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

Online Travel

Google Maps Street View Adds a Time Travel Twist

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.

Google Maps Street View Adds a Time Travel Twist