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Thursday: December 13, 2012

Google releases standalone maps application for iPhone.Google releases standalone maps application for iPhone.

The long awaited Google Maps application is finally here and it actually looks and functions very well. There have been numerous reports that this app beats out it's Android counterpart in terms of design and overall look and feel. All of the characteristics you expected from a proper maps application are here - turn by turn directions, vector maps, rotational maps and general location information. Some amazing work here from Google.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apps @ 7:25 AM | Tags (7) | available | blog | google | google | maps | official | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 10, 2012

Australian police issue warning about using maps on iOS 6 for driving directions.Australian police issue warning about using maps on iOS 6 for driving directions.

Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their Apple iPhone. Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura. Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:32 AM | Tags (9) | victoria | police | apple | ios | mapping | stranded | australia | maps | app |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 5, 2009

Small town somewhere in England seems to only exist on Google Maps.Small town somewhere in England seems to only exist on Google Maps.

Some claim that this town does in fact exist but traveling to the specific destination will leave you in an empty field. Even stranger, the town's residents seem to only be available via email.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:51 AM | Tags (5) | abcnews | google | maps | phantom | town |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 60 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Google Street View: now coming to your neighborhood via tricycle.Google Street View: now coming to your neighborhood via tricycle.

Google is currently accepting suggestions for where their little trike cam should go next. Go ahead, suggest your favorite hiking trail - just be sure that it's not too steep.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 5:32 PM | Tags (6) | bicycle | bike | google | maps | streetview | tricycle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on their very own Building Maker.Google pulls the curtain back on their very own Building Maker.

We like to think of Building Maker as a cross between Google Maps and a gigantic bin of building blocks. Basically, you pick a building and construct a model of it using aerial photos and simple 3D shapes – both of which we provide.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:38 PM | Tags (9) | google | maps | earth | blocks | building | generator | models | 3d | maker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Monopoly + Google Maps = Monopoly City StreetsMonopoly + Google Maps = Monopoly City Streets

A live worldwide game of MONOPOLY using Google Maps as the game board. The goal is simple. Play to beat your friends and the world to become the richest property magnate in existence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:24 AM | Tags (8) | boardwalk | games | google | maps | monopoly | parkplace | property | realestate |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Google Maps now allows you to explore the moon.Google Maps now allows you to explore the moon.

Includes important reference points as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:52 AM | Tags (4) | google | moon | space | maps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Google would like you to know that they have improved their real estate search.Google would like you to know that they have improved their real estate search.

Wow, look at all the tiny dots.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:35 AM | Tags (4) | realestate | google | maps | improvement |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Most complete map of Earth to date officially published.Most complete map of Earth to date officially published.

The images were taken by Japan's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (Aster) aboard the Terra satellite. The resulting Global Digital Elevation Map covers 99% of the Earth's surface, and will be free to download and use.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 5:33 PM | Tags (4) | complete | earth | maps | satellite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A tutorial on how to program turn-by-turn directions using the Google Maps API.A tutorial on how to program turn-by-turn directions using the Google Maps API.

A well-written tutorial for the aspiring developer who may want to dive into the wide open world of Google Map development.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 2:55 PM | Tags (5) | api | google | javascript | maps | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Seven huge declarations of love as seen on Google Maps.Seven huge declarations of love as seen on Google Maps.

Aww, how sweet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:55 AM | Tags (4) | google | love | maps | declarations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Six intriguingly shaped communities as seen on Google Maps.Six intriguingly shaped communities as seen on Google Maps.

It's amazing the kind of strange things you can observe in satellite pictures these days.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 10:01 PM | Tags (5) | communities | odd | shapes | maps | satellite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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