Tag Archives: Google Maps

Introducing Google Maps Gallery: Unlocking the World’s Maps

“If you’ve ever wondered which trails Lewis & Clark traveled for their famous expedition, or looked for maps of the best schools in your region, you may have found yourself scouring the web without much luck. The best results for your search may come from governments, nonprofits and businesses, but historically that information has been hard to find or inaccessible to the public. Well, now, with the new Google Maps Gallery, it’s easier for you to find maps like those all in one place.” (via Google Maps Blog)

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Google Street View Gets Grisly

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.”

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Google adds bike lane with latest mapping feature

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.”

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Authors on Google Maps

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.”

Access the map, plus an article from The Guardian

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Cambodia blasts Google map of disputed Thai border

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”

More here, from Bloomberg

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Privacy not protected on Google Street View, MPs told

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.”

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Blurred Out: 51 Things You Aren’t Allowed to See on Google Maps

Focus – “Whether it’s due to government restrictions, personal-privacy lawsuits or mistakes, Google Maps has slapped a “Prohibited” sign on the following 51 places.”

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Bringing Art to Google Maps

A few sites from Google Maps Mania, my favorite site on cool Google Map Apps.

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Alfred Kazins Winesburg, Ohio

Paper Cuts – “Seriously, though, has anyone ever found a map of a fictional location on Google Book Search?”

(Thanks Edana)

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“I Use The Google Maps”

Apparently, just launched. Collaborative Google Map editing.

20 points for the first person to provide the origin of the quote in the title.

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