Showing posts with label Google Map. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Map. Show all posts

Friday, February 27, 2015

Google Maps for iOS update brings calendaring and event information upgrades

Google Maps has today started rolling out an update to the app on iOS that bumps it to version 4.3.0. Most notably, it allows you to add public transport directions to your calendar.
Alongside general bug fixes, the improvements include being able to see businesses nearby if you are searching for an address and getting quick facts on popular points of interest. The app also surfaces information on upcoming events and performances from certain venues.
This update comes not long after Google Maps released the Local Guides feature and the new version will allow you to earn your Local Guides badge by sharing reviews.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Apple extends 3D Flyover support and strikes new US partnerships, showing it’s still serious about rivaling Google Maps

 the past week Apple Maps has added nine new cities to the 3D Flyover feature, partnered withGasBuddy and GreatSchools in the US and added some quirky features to London’s 3D flyover views that include Big Ben showing the real time and the London Eye rotating.
The nine new cities covered by the 3D feature are: Edinburgh, Scotland; Cáceres, Spain; Venice, Italy; Linz, Austria; Rennes, France; Guadalajara, Mexico; and Baton Rouge and Boise in the US. The new partnerships with GasBuddy andGreatSchools in the US make it likely that Apple Maps users will soon be able to see local gas prices and school locations on the app.
Apple evicted Google Maps from iOS three years ago and has continued updating its own mapping service ever since in a bid to compete. At the moment, Apple Maps is most notably still lacking live traffic information and public transit directions.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Google launches 360 degree panorama of 76 new Indian monuments

Google and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India have come together to launch virtual tours of Indian cultural sites and explore over 1,400 cultural objects from India at the Google Cultural Institute site.

Google, with support from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has added 76 new sites to its 360-degree panorama view, increasing the number of ASI sites covered to over 100. Besides monuments, exhibits at institutions like the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage have also been photographed for the project, and will be available online soon, at the Google Cultural Institute.
 "With the release of this set of panoramic images, we aim to create a dynamic, immersive online experience by which people within India and around the world can appreciate more of India's diverse cultural heritage," said Union Minister of Culture Shripad Naik
 "Google is deeply committed to helping preserve and showcase cultural heritage across the world, and it has been our privilege to work with the ASI and these partners to bring such diverse aspects of India's culture online," said Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director, Google India.
 "I would like to thank all our partners. The mission of the Cultural Institute is to make the world’s heritage accessible for global audiences and to preserve it digitally for generations to come,” said Amit Sood, Director of the Google Cultural Institute. “By putting online more imagery from India’s most iconic sites, we hope to invite more people from around the world to learn more about the fascinating world of Indian culture, history, and art."
 India has a rich heritage dating back several thousand years and has maintained the continuity of its unique culture. According to Facts About India, the ASI currently manages 3683 monuments and heritage sites.