Maps

  • Apple Maps update adds substantial detail

    Apple has announced their Maps product is getting a much-needed update. After flying and driving all over the US, covering more than 4 million miles, the new map features a significant detail update. Apple says they are looking to complete the new mapping of the entire US by the...
  • This isn’t SimCity, it’s Sydney on Google Earth, in 3D

    Google have added a new set of 3D imagery, this time focused on central Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The new 3D elements to the city completes the full 3D scan of the city. Like many cities around the world, as you visit Sydney on Google Earth, you’ll now see...
  • Google Earth Engine lets you timelapse Australia and the world since 1984

    Google Earth has always been amazing, but now Google’s Earth Engine takes it to the next level. The satellite images are combined in a timeline that allows you to see the evolution of planet earth. In Australia, you can see images as far back as 1984, which happens to...
  • DIY Google Street View with Photo Sphere

    Google Street View is one of the single coolest pieces of technology that exists, period. Being able to virtually navigate around the world is a stunning achievement and should be heavily commended. There is of course limitations to the locations Google cars, bikes and people with backpacks, were able...
  • Another camera app from Nokia, one to rule them all

    Anyone with a Nokia Lumia, will know the growing number of photography apps as they leverage their imaging strengths. There’s Cinemagraph, Panorama, Pro Cam, Smart Cam, Smart Shoot and more. Now they’re combining a lot of these features in a single app. This should mean we can ditch 5-6...
  • Google Roadtrip, Maps adds multi-stops and recommendations

    Google has launched multi-stop routes in Google Maps. This more accurately reflects how people actually travel. Wether you stop for a coffee or a scenic view, you will stop on long trips. The new feature now allows you to plan out your stops and get a more accurate distance...
  • Apple surfaces your location history in iOS7

    Robert Scoble posted a screenshot from iOS7 this morning which may have the privacy aware freaking out. In the latest version of the iPhone software, Apple now shows you a history of your frequent locations. This can be accessed by visiting Settings | Privacy | Location Services | System...
  • Google maps now blocked on Windows Phone, still not evil ? (Updated)

    This Microsoft vs Google fighting is really getting out of control now. Google are now actively blocking Windows Phones from accessing http://maps.google.com. The site now redirects to http://google.com, not Google Maps as you intended. As we know, Google recently launched their iOS app, so this isn’t an Android only...
  • Technology is imperfect and people are idiots

    Today the media outlets, both online and traditional, snapped up a story about an issue with Apple Maps. As we know anything Apple related generates enormous traffic as the fanboys and haters battle it out in the comments. The story began at 11:30 when the Victorian Police posted about...
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