103 posts and columns on Google maps
News ByteGoogle Maps for iPhone is getting its first major update today. In version 1.1, users can now search for any address stored in their Google contacts list. In addition, tapping inside the search bar brings up the option for finding nearby places in 13 different categories (e.g., restaurants, hotels, gas stations). Google is also rolling out the app to seven new countries, including Egypt, Lebanon and Bahrain. Google Maps for iPhone launched in December and was quickly downloaded by iPhone users frustrated with the poor Apple Maps experience.
North Korea has been added to Google Maps, so you can now get biking, driving, or forced marching directions.
– Stephen Colbert, via Twitter
News Bytepair of studies paid for by Google found that the global geo services industry — which is defined to include things like satellite navigation and electronic maps, with applications of those technology in areas like agriculture and emergency services — is valued at $150 to $270 billion per year. As the Yeah Yeah Yeahs might say, “maaaaaaps.”