Google Maps

Google Maps offline mapping returns with new ‘make offline’ button

Following a bit of an outcry from users, Google has once again updated Google Maps for Android and this time around they addressed the issue of offline maps. This all came as a result of the Google Maps v7 update that was announced just about a day ago. It seems, while not removing offline maps completely, Google had that functionality hidden a bit and only accessible by typing "OK Maps" into the search bar.

Google Maps v7 detailed: Latitude killed, Offline maps hidden

Google has officially detailed Google Maps for Android v7, and while there are are some useful new features, some of the most appreciated aspects of the app have been hidden or removed altogether. Spotted in the Play Store earlier today, the new app refreshes the design based on what Google did over on iOS previously, with a new Explore section that auto-predicts places to eat, drink, or stay in Google Now style cards as you type.

Google Street View heads to the exotic Battleship Island

Google Maps and their Street View has been in the news a bit lately, and today we're getting a look at one more exotic location. From the Galapagos Islands and beyond, now they're going to remote locations unavailable to the general public. Hashima Island, commonly called Gunkanjima, which was also the setting in James Bond's Skyfall is in the Google Street View Trekker's eye this week.

Google Maps adds over 1000 new Street View locations

Google Maps has revitalized the way we travel in so many ways, including the ability to (for all intents and purposes) void every other aftermarket GPS device on long trips. One of Google Maps' achievements is its ability to go down to street level and see an area face to face, something which a satellite from any other competitors simply cannot do. So with an add on of over 1000 new Street View locations around the world, finding that getaway spot may just get a whole lot easier.

Waze likely headed to Google through a 1.3B dollar takeover

Google has apparently just purchased Waze, the Israeli maps application organized via crowd-sourced data with the emphasis on social networking through location detection. With previous reports of serious mergers between Waze and other stronghold software conglomerates, the purchase of Waze through Google comes as a surprise to no one. The biggest question however is, "What will they do with it?"

Google adds historic Central Park and 9/11 Memorial to Street View

Google Street View just keeps getting better and better. While we already know the first-person look with Street View has already walked nearly every street of New York City, today they published a few new areas that are historic to everyone. Not only that, but these iconic locations show the heart, spirit, and strength of our nation and the greatest city in New York.

Google adds the beautiful Galapagos Islands to Street View

Have you ever wanted to explore the beautiful Galapagos Islands and see the world's largest tortoises, clear-blue waters, and stunning landscape? Well soon you'll be able to with Google Street View. A single click will take you from that computer chair to one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world.
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