Googles Maps is preparing to debut its newly revamped Google Maps. Terming it “smart recommendations” the new functionality of Google Maps is intended to be more interactive and custom tailored to the specific user. The more you use the map to search for locations, favorite items by starring them, and write location reviews, the more [...]
On September 16, 2012, the intrepid Google Maps Street View Team found a chest containing a old maps and journals off the coast of Madagascar. Apparently these maps belonged to the infamous pirate, William “Captain” Kidd. Right before he was executed, Kidd yelled out, “Two hundred bars of gold and rich dollars manifold, concealed in realms [...]
A free eBook is available for downloading that reviews some of the online GIS and web mapping options. Online gis and web map publication platforms are reviewed in this fifty page PDF publication: ArcGIS Online, CartoDB, GeoCommons, GISCloud, MangoMap and MapBox. The intent of the PDF is to provide readers with an overview of each of those [...]
Google released the beta for its Google Maps Engine Lite which allows users to easily create their own maps on top of a Google Maps basemap. This lighter version of Google Maps Engine is designed for users that want to create simple maps which can then be easily shared.