PC World – “Google sure does capture a ton of interesting stuff when it sends Street View cars around the world. Sometimes its 360-degree cameras pick up a disturbing image or two. That allegedly is the case after Google announced this week it has added Antartica, Brazil, and Ireland to its Street View library. Shortly after its announcement, Brazilian site G1, allegedly found a corpse in Google’s online mapping service.”
AP – “Google Inc. is adding a bike lane with its latest online mapping option. The new bicycling directions available on Google Maps starting Wednesday supplement the guidance already provided to motorists and pedestrians. The biking directions initially will be available only for the United States.”
Google Maps Mania – “Soren, of Microformats.dk, has produced a Google Maps mashup to show the birthplaces of the authors whose books are on the list of the top 250 books borrowed from UK libraries.”
Reuters – “Cambodia has hit out at Google over what it called a “radically misleading” map of the disputed Thai-Cambodia border, accusing the world’s biggest search engine of being “professionally irresponsible”
National Post – “The popular 360-degree online mapping service went live in Canada earlier this month, and the office of the privacy commissioner has already flagged a problem with Google technology that is supposed to automatically blur faces and licence plates in photos to protect people’s privacy.”
Focus – “Whether itâ€™s due to government restrictions, personal-privacy lawsuits or mistakes, Google Maps has slapped a “Prohibited” sign on the following 51 places.”
A few sites from Google Maps Mania, my favorite site on cool Google Map Apps.
Paper Cuts – “Seriously, though, has anyone ever found a map of a fictional location on Google Book Search?”