103 posts and columns on Google maps
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.”
News Bytemuch-anticipated Google Maps for iPhone instantly topped the app download charts. Now we have some hard numbers: The app was downloaded more than 10 million times in less than 48 hours, according to Jeff Huber, Google’s head of commerce and local. (And I will now deposit a buck in the jar for being a hypocrite.)
News ByteGoogle Map Maker, which enlists users to expand and keep up to date Google Maps and Google Earth, will on Tuesday become available in the United States. (Other independent user mapping efforts include Waze and OpenStreetMap, both already available in the U.S. ) A product developed by Google in India, the company says Map Maker has already been used by thousands of cartophiles to edit maps in 183 countries and regions around the world. User edits are usually approved for inclusion in the live product within a few days. And now, that forgotten nation…the U.S..