Archives Tag: Google Maps

Google Introduces Smarter Navigation

Google Maps has had Street View for some time now. Just recently, its Street View navigation was upgraded, to what Googlers are calling “Smarter Navigation.” This enhanced navigation system will allow users to more easily navigate around in Street View. Instead of having to click on each button to move forward, you can click on […]

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How to Track Your Kids using Google

It’s no surprise that there are new ways [and more effective ways] to track your kids. Both what they do online and there exact whereabouts. Teens and even pre-teens are more wired and connected than they ever have been before. According to the Money Blog at MSN, “Talk about a saturated market: 91% of 17-year-old […]

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Power Twitter Integrates with Google Maps

Power Twitter is a new Firefox addon, updated most recently as of yesterday. This little addon will enhance your twitter.com experience. I say twitter.com because it’s not a client, so you need to be using both the web and Firefox to have the enhanced experience. One particular feature that this addon has is that it […]

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Google Street View Used to Help Solve a Kidnapping Case

Google recently released an article about how Google Street View was used in a kidnapping case. The article writes that Google Street View was used in a rural area of Virginia in a case where a grandmother supposedly kidnapped her nine year old granddaughter. Officials reported that the nine year old was found safely at […]

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Google Street View Catches Porsche Prototypes in Testing

I couldn’t say it any better, so here’s a short excerpt by Alex Ricciutl at WorldCarFans.com, “It used to be that automakers could test their pre-production cars on the streets and all they really had to do was avoid the car paparazzi.” View Larger Map Yet another great…well, is it great? use of Google’s street […]

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The End of API Keys for Google Maps Premiere

The era of API keys for Google Maps Premiere has come and gone. As announced an hour ago, Google Maps Premiere will no longer require an API key to be used in every API call. Instead, “we will now validate requests against a list of domains that we’ll maintain for your client ID.” This is […]

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Ironic, Lively is Dead.

I find it ironic that a project named Lively is, well, dead. Google announced that they are shutting down the beta project called Lively. Here’s a short excerpt from the post about why it’s being shut down. That’s why, despite all the virtual high fives and creative rooms everyone has enjoyed in the last four […]

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Sponsored Links on Google Maps

Something I hadn’t really noticed before was that Google added sponsored links to its Google Maps product. This is a great way for businesses to even more visibility and, of course, another great resource for Google to generate more revenue.

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Secure Google Maps API

The Google Maps API just got a little bit more secure! Previously, when a Google Map was embedded in an encrypted web page, users would get a pop-up message saying the page included both secure and non-secure content. No one likes pop-up messages and the extra clicks they require. We heard from several companies using […]

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New Features for Google Maps

Today, nomad00 on twitter, noticed that there were some new features to Google Maps; “overall more Ajax-y,” he states. After reviewing Google Maps again, there definitely are some upgrades. First upgrade, no more 3 box option. The new layout provides two links on the left for “Get Directions” and “My Maps,” which does feel more […]

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