Google Maps

Google launches Your Timeline, will show where you’ve been

Google has something new for those who are always sentimental about all the memories and the places they’ve been and explored already. Others will not understand going back to memory lane but it’s not being dramatic. It’s about making and keeping memories that will last a lifetime. That becomes easier especially in this digital age where we can post, share, and save notes and photos anywhere in the web. Google knows how important it is to keep track of information and save them for future reference.

Google Map Maker edits to be available again by August

Was it just a few months ago when Google pulled the editing ability for its Map Makers due to some stupid users who made “attacks” (and some racist ones too) on the poor, hapless longitudes and latitudes? Well, hopefully, Google has managed to get things under control because they just announce that they be reopening Map Maker for edits starting this August. But they will be doing so with a new model, with some moderation still being done by Google operators, but now giving freedom to regional mappers as well.

Maps v9.11 APK now ready, hides UI elements and adds sharing for My Maps

Google Maps has recently received an update. If it weren’t for an APK download, we won’t notice that some of the elements in the user interface can be dismissed or hidden. You see, there are some items on the screen that are not important or are not always used that we can actually do away with them. In Google Maps app version 9.11, you can now remove elements by simply tapping on the screen.

India now gets real-time traffic update in Google Maps

One of the worst things about living in the city is getting stuck in traffic jams, especially if you're on your way to a crucial appointment. While India may not be considered the worst when it comes to traffic congestion, some cities in the country may very well be in the top 100 or something. That is why Google Maps in India has now finally started adding traffic information in 12 cities, helping drivers see real-time the conditions on the roads including all national highways and expressways.

US railroad crossings to be included in Google Maps soon

You would think that Google Maps already has it all, in terms of helping both drivers and commuters to navigate the ins and outs of but apparently, there's still one missing component and including it might just save some lives. The Federal Railway Administration (FRA) has officially requested Google Maps to include the various railway crossings across the US onto their navigation systems, providing guidance for drivers who are either visitors to a specific area or those driving during nighttime when light is scarce in the area.

Cool new APIs out for Google Calendar, Google Maps

Google is pushing out some new APIs for app developers to play around with, this in relatively known and very much used app platforms like Google Calendar and Google Maps. The first API is for you to be able to attach files to Google Calendar entries, which sounds uber useful. The second one is for using Google Maps to present you with the perfect bike ride profile on an Android Wear platform, like a smartwatch.

Google Maps improves real-time transit info, adds more cities, countries

It used to be that map and navigation apps cater mostly to people who have cars or are driving or being driven around unfamiliar areas. But developers have been realizing that a lot of the people who need these kinds of services are commuters or people taking public transportation. Google Maps has been giving public transit information since 2007, but now they have vastly improved the service by giving you real-time transit conditions and adding more countries and cities covered.
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