Posts Tagged ‘GoogleMaps’
Google hits the powder to take Street View to slopes! [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2011 10:14 Written by LoganDX Saturday, 26 November 2011 01:00
Street View for Google Maps is a wonderfully fun addition to the mapping services. Instead of looking at some bland map, you can zoom down and check out exactly what you’re looking for. Or you can be a peeper and just view whatever was going on when Google drove down your ex’s street. Either way, you get a better experience. Well the masterminds at Google outfitted a snowmobile with a 360° camera and took to a few ski slopes to bring the snow home to you!
The modded vehicle scanned in images of Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado, Squaw Valley in upstate California and Whistler Blackcomb in America’s cap, Canada. No other resorts have been mentioned yet but one can only believe more will be added as time goes on. As you can see, the images are gorgeous and makes me want to stay at home even more. Yep, I have no need to go skiing now thanks to Google! Hit the jump to see some more photos of the Slope View as well as Google’s video of it in action.
Skip Traffic Using Google Maps Navigation
Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2011 02:45 Written by Adam Warren Monday, 7 March 2011 08:00
Do you like free GPS? Do you think GPS that could lead you around traffic would be even cooler? Then you should definitely be using Google Maps Navigation. They recently added a new feature that can re-route around traffic. Don’t forget that Google Maps Navigation is still considered beta so there will most likely be a few bugs here and there. If you use Google Maps on your phone then please don’t manipulate the device will driving, it’s dangerous, and we here at DHTG want to see you come back.
Follow the break for the Google Mobile Blog release.
Google Maps updated to 5.2
Last Updated on Saturday, 5 March 2011 12:13 Written by amoakopoku Saturday, 5 March 2011 05:00
Google seem to be working hard to update and give us huge improvements in Google Maps. Aside from the standard maintenance and performance improvements, the update adds the ability to “ping” friends to request check-in and the ability to post place-ratings directly to Twitter. This seems to be more tools to Google’s start of some sort “social” environmental. Basically I see it as Google Maps will become Google’s Foursquare. The ability to “ping” friends to find out where they are at is a great feature that lets us communicate with Google latitude. It was only about a month ago Google Maps was updated, so we are anticipating many more Google Maps updates to come. Read more. Read more: Google Maps updated to 5.2
Google Maps Updated To 5.1 For Android
Last Updated on Tuesday, 1 February 2011 10:19 Written by Adam Warren Wednesday, 2 February 2011 11:00
You may have noticed an update to Google Maps yesterday, and with this new update comes a new social check-in game. Google Latitude is part of the reason that you can now take part in this game type thing. Google is trying to set their Maps package above other apps like Facebook and Foursquare by employing some features into their app. You get features such as automatic check-in, a new check-out button and check-in notifications.
Read on for more information.