Google Maps

Google Maps began as a basic features on the web, but has grown to include accurate satelite imagery with new time-lapse tools. We’ll keep you updated with any more functions released for this stunning app, the latest news, and some tips on using it.

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Routora optimizes Google Map multi-stop routes to save gas and time

Routora is a Chrome extension and Internet service that optimizes multi-stop routes on Google Maps to save gas and travel time. Google Maps is a popular choice when it comes to finding […]

Google Earth's Timelapse feature shows videos of how the planet has changed over 30 years

Google Earth's Timelapse feature shows videos of how the planet has changed over 30 years

Google has announced a new feature called Timelapse, for its popular satellite imagery service, Google Earth. These stunning visuals show us how our planet has changed over 37 years, due to natural […]

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Local Search Ads on Google Maps

Google Maps users may soon see a new form of advertising when they use the popular mapping service that displays local search ads when the product is being used. The ads will […]

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Improve Google Maps Performance by enabling Lite Mode

If you use Google Maps regularly to look up places, get directions, or just browse the next holiday destination to plan what you want to visit, then you may have noticed performance […]


Your Google Location history, and how to disable it

If you grant Google access to your location, it may be recorded by the company depending on the Location history preference. What this means is that Google may track past locations that […]

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How to save offline maps in the new Google Maps application

Google Maps for Android and iOS had a useful offline maps feature up until recently which you could use to save parts of the map for offline use. All you had to […]

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Google Earth now does time travel

Google not only sets a goal of collating the world's information, but also is on a quest to map the world. The search giant does this, not only though the basic GPS Google […]

Google Street View Goes Underwater at the Great Barrier Reef

I have become convinced that there really isn't anywhere that the Google Street View team won't take their cameras.  They have not only covered the actual streets around the world, but have […]

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Save Google Maps locations in Firefox

You need to be signed in to a Google account to save Google Maps location in your web browser of choice. What you can do then is to save locations to a […]


Foursquare Ditches Google Maps, Goes Open With OpenStreetMap

You may remember that Google some time ago announced that they would start to charge for Google Map api calls above a certain level (see Google Introduces Google Maps Api Limits). Usage […]

SSL Traffic Analysis Reveals What You Are Looking At On Google Maps

The general consensus is that https connections to web sites protect your data from being spied at by users in the same network. That's why all major web services such as Facebook, […]

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Minimap Sidebar, Address Lookup, Directions The Easy Way

Many Internet users use the Internet to lookup addresses or get driving directions. They usually open a maps service, such as Google Maps or Bing Maps for that. It often means juggling […]

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Look-Up Addresses With Quick Maps For Firefox

If you need to look-up addresses quite often while your on the Internet, for instance if you are an estate agent, doing research or just planning your next holiday trip, then you […]

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Google Introduces Google Maps Api Limits

Google, the company that conquered the Internet by storm by offering mostly free services is slowly being turned around to make even more money than it is currently. One of the latest […]


MapsGL Adds Turbo Speed To Google Maps

Update: It appears that the experiment is no longer working as intended. When you click on launch experiment you are taken to Google Maps. There you should see a "want to try […]

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Google Local Business, Fix We currently do not support the location

Imagine that you have your business setup in Google on Google Places. Users from your town can search using location based queries to get your listing in the results or on Google […]

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Web Maps To Garmin, Custom Map Converter

Garmin is probably best known for their GPS-powered devices and applications. Up until now it was not that easy to integrate maps of web map services, like Google Maps, Bing Maps, Yahoo […]

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Mini Google Maps For Chrome Offers Quick Google Maps Access

Sometimes you just want to look up an address, or want directions immediately without opening new websites. If you like Google Maps you could visit the Google Maps website, enter the address […]

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How To Remove A Face, House Or Car From Google Street View

Google Street View is a service that is integrated in to Google Maps and Google Earth. It basically allows users to view panoramic views along many streets, roads and other paths in […]

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Google Maps Locator For Google Chrome

Update: The browser extension is no longer working in recent versions of Google Chrome. We suggest you use the extension Send to Google Maps instead which offers a similar functionality and works […]

Google Maps Offline Viewer

We have reviewed several applications in the past that allow you to download Google Maps for offline use. To name a few: Google Map Buddy, Offline Maps or Google Map Saver among […]

Google Directions

Google Directions is a service by the Google Maps team that can be used to get driving, transit or walking directions directly in the maps application. Update: the most recent version of […]

Google Map Saver

We reviewed the Google Maps downloader Offline Maps last month and came to the conclusion that it was an excellent program for users who want to have offline access to specific regions […]

Bing Maps 3D

Bing Maps, which was formerly known as Virtual Earth, is Microsoft's answer to Google Maps. The maps service is directly available on the Bing homepage and offers a 2D mode by default. […]

Google Maps Downloader Offline Maps

Google Maps is an interesting service for quite a few purposes. It can be used to get directions or take a closer look at a specific location on the planet. There are […]

Google City Tours

Each tour is taking the day the sights are visited into account to include anniversaries and festivals that might take place at one of the days of the tour. The tour overview […]

Create Photo Maps With 93 Photo Street

Many people who like to travel are taking photos of the locations they visit. The photos are then usually added to photo albums along with stuff that was bought or taken on […]

Create Heatmaps With Heatmap Studio

Heatmaps are graphical data representations on two dimensional maps. They can be used for example to visualize how users access applications or websites. This makes them an extremely popular instrument for usability […]


Play with and understand WiFi Positioning System

A few months ago, Mozilla generated lots of buzz through its Geode extension, which locates users through the WiFi access point they were using. Other popular tools have similar features, such as […]

Use and make free, as in beer and freedom, maps with OpenStreetMap

Hundreds of websites offer mapping services, which highlight roads, railways, streets and scores of other things. Most of these sites charge for commercial use of their data and almost certainly won't allow […]

localize Geotag photos the old way… with Google Maps

Generally, I geotag my photos using Flickr's Organizr. Unfortunately, I often find Yahoo! Maps to be much worse than Google Maps and whilst recently tagging some photos of Northern France and Flanders, […]

The reason people love (and should love) Google so much

I've been thinking a bit about the history of the internet, and one important point I deduced was how important Google was to this all. Many-many people love Google, which usually means […]

Google Maps: Swim across the Atlantic Ocean

Now ain't that interesting ? You can use Google Maps to get directions from one location to another. It is most of the time pretty accurate displaying information about highways, signs, exits and so on to give you a good impression of the route that lies ahead. You can try it now and head over to the Google Maps website and use the Get Directions tab to enter a starting point and destination to see how the system works.

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Tour de France Live Tracker

Maybe some of you do like cycling and watching the Tour de France. I found a live tracker that displays every stage of the tour de france. Shown on the map are of course start and end of the current stage as well as information about mountain and sprint stations along the way.



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