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Crowdsourced Traffic Data from Waze on Google Maps

Crowdsourced Traffic Data from Waze on Google Maps

Users of Google’s mapping products will notice the addition of more detailed traffic data, courtesy of Waze, an app that collects traffic and roadway conditions from its users. Last week, Google announced the integration of Waze user incident reports into its Google Maps for Mobile apps.  Android and iOS users […]

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Google Maps 6.0 Adds Indoor Navigation

Google Maps 6.0 Adds Indoor Navigation

Google’s steady march to capture the entire spatial element of the world has extended to the indoors. Google Maps 6.0 for Android has rolled out and the most notable change is the addition of indoor navigation for Android users.  Navigation through the interior of buildings is similar to external navigation with […]

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Data for the People, by the People: Designing Smartphone-based GISystems for Environmental Resource Assessment

Data for the People, by the People: Designing Smartphone-based GISystems for Environmental Resource Assessment

According to the most recent Nielsen data, smartphones comprise approximately 40% of mobile phones used by US citizens. As mobile device technologies (e.g., smartphones and tablets) are increasingly becoming an indispensable part of our lives, more and more companies are taking advantage of the GPS capabilities of these devices to […]

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GIS News: Map of the Month from GfK GeoMarketing, ESRI Canada's Flex Tools for MASAS

GIS News: Map of the Month from GfK GeoMarketing, ESRI Canada's Flex Tools for MASAS

The OGC has announced its new board of directors in today’s geospatial news roundup.  GfK GeoMarketing has a new map of the month detailing retail spending as a share of private spending, SuperGeo has released SuperGIS Mobile Tour 3.0 for Android, and ESRI Canada has released ESRI Flex Tools for MASAS, and […]

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Major Update for Waze

Major Update for Waze

Waze, the crowd-sourcing traffic application, has announced the release of version 2.0.  This release launches new driving “groups”, a feature that allows users to discover and connect to other drivers who share common interests on the road. Groups allows drivers that share common interests, geography, or commutes to share information among […]