Google has announced that Google Fusion Tables, the map and data visualization tool, will be shuttered by December 2019.
After a glut of spam including the viral episode of an edit that incorporated an image of Google’s Android mascot peeing on the Apple logo, Google’s Map Maker program was suspended this past May. A recent post by Pavithra Kanakarajan a Product Manager with Google Map Maker announced that the program will […]
Google partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund on a pilot project to use Google’s fleet of Street View cars to map out methane levels in three U.S. cities. The cars were outfitted with sensors to detect and record methane leaking from city pipes in the cities of Boston, Staten Island, and […]
If the most visited websites became the ruler of each country, what would a map of the world look like? Styled as a old colonial map, researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) took data from Alexa which tracks commercial web traffic data and created a map they refer to as the […]
The series of Landsat satellites has been collecting global imagery continuously since 1972. A total of eight satellites and millions of pictures (and trillions of pixels) has resulted in a hugh amount of imagery which, when compiled, visualizes the massive amount of global change over the past thirty+ years. Landsat […]
Google’s street level imagery gathering is an enormous data collecting effort. Street View launched in May of 2007 and Google has since collected over 20 petrabytes of imagery with its program. Google’s Street View provides 360-degree panoramic views in 39 countries and over 3,000 cities. The number of places where Street […]
All the uproar over Apple’s Map app debacle shows that at the end of the day, all the whizz bang over flyovers, 3D renderings, and turn-by-turn voice directions can’t make up for bad data. In addition to lacking much of the geographic data and street level imagery that Google Maps […]
Geospatial technology has allowed users the ability to travel the world without ever leaving home. Users can explore the world, inside and out. Last October, Google unveiled Google MapsGL which uses Google Maps and Web Graphics Library (WebGL), bring 3D graphics to web browsers. Showcasing the advancement were sample 3D tours […]