posted on 05 Jan 2013, 19:52 4 1. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012) Google and Microsoft are arch enemies: I wouldn't call it apathy or indifference, but rather a policy of slash and burn towards each other's products and services. posted on 05 Jan 2013, 20:51 5 5. 14545 (Posts: 1681; Member since: 22 Nov 2011) If MS was remotely intelligent, then they would quickly work towards a truce with google. Google actually has the power to kill, or keep down until MS finally decides it is no longer worth their time and effort, WinPhone. If MS actually wants their mobile offerings succeed, then a truce is in order. posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:01 5 6. MeoCao (unregistered) I think that's what MS should do always: be humble and respect Google. MS now needs Google not the opposite. posted on 06 Jan 2013, 13:35 0 22. mrochester (unregistered) Google would attract the attention of regulartors the world over if they attempted such a thing. posted … [Read more...] about Comments for : Google Maps will soon work on Windows Phone because of “recent improvements to IE mobile”
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posted on 04 Aug 2016, 11:35 0 1. Finalflash (Posts: 3675; Member since: 23 Jul 2013) Parking info? Hopefully that includes the UK because parking hate is ridiculous. posted on 04 Aug 2016, 12:20 1 2. torr310 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 27 Oct 2011) Google Map is awesome! Thank you Google for the great product! posted on 04 Aug 2016, 18:10 0 4. therealestmc (Posts: 545; Member since: 23 Jul 2012) Waze already has the parking feature. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Google Maps to soon add accidental swipe protection, north-oriented lock and parking info?
If you’re a biker tackling new terrain, you can now get hold of elevation information via Google Maps while planning a ride, ensuring the difficulty level is just how you want it.To bring up the data, simply select Directions top left and then click on the bicycle icon. Input the start and finish points of your ride and the inclines and declines will show in a graphical representation of the route, with height information offered in feet so you’ll know just how hard you’ll have to work (or not). If you think your pins won’t be able to handle the suggested journey, simply select another and see how that looks instead.According to TechCrunch, elevation information for Maps is now available for locations in 14 countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, the UK, the Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, and the US.It seems the data shows up only when the route includes significant ups and downs, so no information … [Read more...] about Google Maps’ new Elevation feature lets bikers decide how much to punish their thighs
You have a choice when it comes to maps, and the answer isn’t as clear as it used to be. Google’s maps are still king, but OpenStreetMap is making a name for itself, gaining favor among many apps and services that rely heavily on maps, such as Foursquare and Evernote.OpenStreetMap launched in the UK in July 2004 as an alternative to the large number of proprietary maps that were big in the country at the time. Where does OpenStreetMap get its granular data from? You. Not in an NSA-eye-in-the-sky type of spying, but from information manually input from thousands of casual cartographers. It is truly the Wikipedia of maps. In September 2012, MapBox, developer of the iD mapping editor and one of the main contributors behind OpenStreetMap, received a stipend of $575,000 from Knight News Challenge to further improve OSM’s core infrastructure.As for Google, it has recognized the usefulness of a ground team – particularly in far flung locations where its Street View … [Read more...] about Google Map Maker vs. OpenStreetMap: Which mapping service rules them all?
Europe-based cycling enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that Google Maps has announced more biking directions for several countries there – as well as new data for a number of European countries it hadn’t previously covered – giving fans of two-wheeled transportation a better chance of enjoying a more peaceful, more scenic, and safer ride.Countries with new or improved data include Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.Cyclists in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK have been able to make use of biking routes and directions using Google Maps since last year. First rolled out in the US and Canada in 2010, the feature has proved so popular that Google has been working hard to expand its offering.“Like in other countries, we’ve added information about bike trails, lanes and recommended roads directly to the map,” Google product manager Kai Hansen said … [Read more...] about Google Maps rolls out biking directions for more European countries
In recent years, Google Maps has transformed itself from an also-ran service struggling to catch up with the likes of MapQuest to a market-leading mapping and route planning service that seems to be everywhere. There’s scarcely a Web site or smartphone app with any location-related needs that doesn’t tie in with Google Maps. The reasons were clear: Google Maps offered a clean, simple interface most people could figure out, the data was pretty accurate and getting better all the time, and — perhaps best of all — it was free. Moreover, to encourage third parties to use Google Maps, Google published a bunch of APIs to let sites, services, and apps tie into the data. Not only was Google Maps free — Google was actively helping third parties use it.Now, however, Google Maps is starting to see some high-profile defections. The first was Foursquare, which revealed last week it was dropping Google Maps from its Web-based offering. This week, Foursquare was joined … [Read more...] about Why are companies defecting from Google Maps?
In a first, the UK Highways Agency is allowing Google Maps access to its data on traffic speeds. That means it will be able to display what’s shown on motorway signs, Kablenet reports, as well as predicted speeds between two points on the motorway. It will be the same data that appears on the Highway Agency’s own site. The Highways Agency’s National Traffic Control Center will supply the data in the European standard Datex II format. Denise Plumpton, director of information at the Highways Agency, said: "I’m delighted that we are the first country in Europe to work with Google and use our information for the benefit of road users across the country. This sort of project is a key part of our information strategy aimed at getting traffic information out to motorists where and when they need it." Editors' Recommendations U.S. airports consider imposing fees for picking up, dropping off passengers Watch how a rogue drone caused major disruption at a busy … [Read more...] about Google Maps Get UK Traffic Data
Drivers using Google Maps for directions will now be able to see real-life photos of their routes following the addition of Street View to the service.Street View provides drivers with actual photographs of the roads where they will be required to make a turn at a junction or change direction.By simply clicking on the camera icon next to the directions in the left-hand side of the browser, users can action the function, which also a visible route line added to the actual photographs.Sadly Street View for Google Maps is only currently available for 44 regions of the U.S. The search engine has yet to release details of whether the service will become available in the U.K. PC Advisor is an InfoWorld affiliate.This story, "Google Maps to offer drivers real-life photos" was originally published byPC Advisor (UK). … [Read more...] about Google Maps to offer drivers real-life photos
A traveling Cringster who asked to remain nameless was seeking the fastest route from Toronto, Canada, to London, England, so naturally he consulted Google Maps, which told him it would take only 29 days and 15 hours. I understand that 5,572 kilometer swim in the middle isn't so bad if you've got an Evinrude strapped to your Speedo.For reasons known only to those in Googleland, G-Maps will happily serve up across-the-pond directions between the UK and USA [and Canada too -- sorry], but no other pan-Atlantic destinations. If there's anybody out there who can tell me why, please post the answer here or drop me an email. … [Read more...] about Google Maps all wet?
Google Maps may soon be your best friend when it comes to catching the train.The app now shows real-time transit updates in San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, with a promise of more cities to come. The new feature is also live across the pond, debuting in the UK, Netherlands, and Budapest.Google says that Maps uses over 100 different transportation partners for collecting the data, so you’ll have the very latest arrivals and departures for systems like BART or London’s Underground.The route arrangement has also been rearranged to provide different options. When you select one, Google Maps will also ping you for late arrivals so you can stop your sprint if you think you're late for the train, but it's running behind.The new features are already live in the Google Maps Android app and the iOS app, too. You may not see the change right away; it's live on some of our test phones, but not on others.Why this matters: Google Maps is the current leader in mapping thanks … [Read more...] about Google Maps now shows real-time transit updates in three U.S. cities, more on the way