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Google Maps Gives Directions Around Europe on a… Dragon?

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I’m not kidding, Google Maps does give you directions and estimated travel time, if you like, for your dragon. And if you want to travel lower, you can coast along waterways on Nessie’s back. These are the contents of the Google Maps Easter Eggs 2014. This funny addition to Google Maps is kind of like finding April Fools inside the Easter eggs and brings added fun to the App. Read More

Google Maps Update For Android Reintroduces Terrain Mode View

Google MapsA new update for Google Maps is available for Android users. The update is not loaded with too many features; in fact it reintroduces the old and popular Terrain Mode View. Terrain Mode View gives a topographic view which lets you easily see the various elevation changes in surrounding hills, mountains, and valleys. It was removed from Google Maps Version 7 for unknown reasons. Read More

Google Maps for iOS Is A Hit – Downloaded More Than 10 Million Times In First 48 Hours

Google Maps for iPhoneGoogle has just announced that Google Maps for iOS, the newly released Maps App has been downloaded more than 10 million times in its first 48 hours. On Google+, Jeff Huber, senior vice president of commerce and local at Google announced that the Maps App for iOS has been downloaded more than 10 million times in its first 48 hours. Read More

Edit Google Maps in the US With Google Map Maker

map makerGoogle has released a new tool for US Google Maps users called “Google Map Maker”. Google Map Maker allows you to quickly edit US Google Maps. While online based maps have been available for years in the US, many countries still don’t have maps that are instantly available online.

Although Google is trying hard to map every country and make the data available online, it has not been able to be extremely accurate. This user driven approach allows you to edit areas in maps, and submit them for review. Each edit is reviewed completely, and if approved, they are added to Google Maps. According to Google, this feature has been used to generate maps for 183 countries and regions worldwide. Read More