Sad about your beloved iOS 5 Maps app getting nuked in favor of Apple's new Maps app? Do you miss Street View? Well, Google's come to the rescue to some extent, via its maps.google.com Web app, which launched Street View functionality today.
For iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad owners, using the Web-based version of Google Maps is as easy as visiting maps.google.com and then choosing to add an icon-shaped hot link directly to their home screen. So, what does it do? Well, besides having transit directions (already available on maps.google.com), the newly … Read more
Google has revved up its mobile Maps Web app through the addition of Street View.
As of today, users who launch Google's Maps site on their mobile device can see and navigate a Street View angle of different spots around the world.
Enabling Street View requires just a tap.
After launching the Maps app, enter the city, landmark, or other destination that you want to see. The site highlights the location and its surrounding area. Tap on the person icon that appears in the lower right corner. If the location is Street View-enabled, a separate tab opens in your … Read more
In the midst of Apple's iOS 6 map debacle, Google is looking to strengthen its grip on mobile maps.
According to AllThingsD, the Web giant is planning to announce the debut of Street View images to its mobile Google Maps Web app this week. The news comes from AllThingsD's Walt Mossberg's review on Google Maps for Android.
Here's more from Mossberg:
Imagine turning a street corner and coming face-to-face with... yourself?
It could happen, if you've ever been captured by the Google Street View cameras. For his Street Ghosts project, artist Paolo Cirio prints human-scale pictures of people found on Street View and posts them where the shots were originally taken, thus placing the digital imagery firmly in the physical world.
"In this project, I exposed the specters of Google's eternal realm of private, misappropriated data: the bodies of people captured by Google's Street View cameras, whose ghostly, virtual presence I marked in Street Art fashion at … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Neil Young introduces his own Pono audio system, could rival Apple.
- Stop showing me your stupid Internet face.
- Top face pullers gurning for the UK title.
- Life-sized pictures of Google Street View screenshots printed and wheatpasted IRL.
- If you have time tomorrow, check out Field Trip Day for Android users across the country.
- Connect with Ty Pendlebury on Twitter.
Google is bringing the undersea world to the Internet's landlubbers.
The Web giant today launched an expansion of its Map tool to take users on an adventure that includes colorful reef fish, coral forests, and rare turtles. The goal of the program is to allow people around the world to explore the ocean while also conducting the first detailed study of the composition and health of coral reefs.
"With these vibrant and stunning photos you don't have to be a scuba diver -- or even know how to swim -- to explore and experience six of the … Read more
Far beyond the Arctic Circle -- nearing the North Pole, where tundra, snow, and glaciers are commonplace year-round -- is an area called Cambridge Bay in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. It sits in the Canadian Arctic and is only accessible by plane or boat.
This is the newest location to hit Google Maps Street View.
"Today, we've set out on a mission to build the most comprehensive map of Canada's Arctic region to date," Google Earth Outreach team member Karin Tuxen-Bettman wrote in a blog post today. "This is our first trip to the … Read more
Move over, Curiosity rover, Google has already discovered signs of alien life. Eagle-eyed Street View users have noticed Doctor Who's blue police box time machine in various locations all over the United Kingdom.
Since Google blurs the faces of pedestrians caught by its cameras, it's entirely possible that one of the faceless figures near one of the Tardises is actually the Doctor or one of his companions.
Here's a list of Tardis spottings available on Street View, but there are likely more. Just plug them into Google Maps, switch to Street View, and look around until the Tardis comes into view.… Read more