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Google's treasure map.

Google Maps Finds Old Treasure Map

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 […]

Maps and Cartography

Google Maps of New Year's Resolutions from around the world.Google Maps of New Year's Resolutions from around the world.

Map of New Year’s Resolutions

The start of a new year always induces the most positive thinking in many people.  For many, the new year is also an opportunity to start a new life with new goals.  Popular New Year’s goals include weight loss, better health, a better job, kicking bad habits (such as smoking, […]

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Google Maps Icon for iOS6 app.

Google Maps for iOS 6 Released and the Onion Parodies Apple Maps

iOS6 iPhone users, rejoice!  Back in September Apple dropped Google Maps as the default mapping and navigation app when it released iO6, instead replacing it with an in-house mapping app.  After months of speculation and anxious waiting, Google Maps for iPhone and  iPod Touch has been released (unfortunately, a larger […]

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Voronoi diagram for every Starbucks location. Map by James Davenport.

Geospatial Redux: Creative Users for Street View, Esri’s Service Credit Estimator, USAToday Goes with MapBox

Google Maps and Data News The largest Street View release by Google was recently announced.  Over 250,000 miles of street level imagery was released in the latest update and includes increased street coverage for  Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Google’s litigation front […]

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Apple's default map app with iOS 6

Maps with Apple, Google, and Amazon

Today marks the latest release of Apple’s mobile operating system which also means the default map app on the iOS devices changes from Google to an Apple version.  Google’s Map app was the preloaded mapping app for iPhones and iPads but Apple made the move earlier this year to dump […]

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Geospatial Redux: Free GIS eBook, Crowdsourcing Maps with USAID, Listen to Your Maps, 2012 National Geographic Bee Winner

Geospatial Redux: Free GIS eBook, Crowdsourcing Maps with USAID, Listen to Your Maps, 2012 National Geographic Bee Winner

Bing Picks Nokia Bing Maps has selected Nokia Maps as its provider for its geocoding and traffic information.  Bing Maps will now make traffic information available for 24 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, […]