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Get ready to be bombarded with ads when using Google Maps - ‎May 25, 2016‎
This week the company quietly announced changes to two of its most widely used services, offering businesses the chance to pay for featured advertisements in Google.
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Can Advertising On Google Maps Open A New Revenue Stream For The Company ?

Forbes - ‎May 27, 2016‎
In a recent post on its company blog, Alphabet Inc.'s subsidiary Google stated that it is experimenting with “Promoted Pins” on Google Maps, which will allow local businesses to reach consumers with the pin popping up on Maps when the consumer is near ...

Lost hiker using Google Maps rescued from Cypress Mountain

CKNW News Talk 980 - ‎9 hours ago‎
“He didn't have a map and was using his phone for navigation, which isn't really recommended because he was only using Google Maps, and obviously it doesn't show the terrain. So not well prepared in that way. And when he got off trail he was quite lost.”.

Google Maps: The EERIE places around the world where the roads END abruptly - ‎May 27, 2016‎
But The Atlantic used Google Maps to discover where some of the popular driving routes reach their conclusion, and some are truly eerie.
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7 more Google Maps for Android features you gotta try

PCWorld - ‎May 26, 2016‎
What a difference a year makes, particularly when it comes to Android and Google's ever-changing Maps app. Key new features include searching and navigating in “offline” mode, as well as viewing (or hiding) your contacts on the map. We'll also detail a ...

Google Maps Driving Mode Is Your Essential In-Car AI

Gizmodo - ‎May 22, 2016‎
You're probably used to getting turn-by-turn directions to your next destination with Google Maps, but there's also a pretty-well-hidden Driving Mode just for... well, driving. It alerts you to traffic problems, directs you to nearby gas pumps and ...

Viviane Richter reviews a newly digitised collection of Australian maps that shows the way we found our way around ...

Cosmos - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Google maps may have left the modern atlas gathering dust, but this collection breathes new life into the maps that guided the way long before GPS.

Get ready for ads in Google Maps that try to get you to stop for gas or to eat at McDonald's

Yahoo News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
You plug your destination into Google Maps and start cruising down your route when a purple pin appears, showing you the location of the nearest McDonald's and offering a few dollars off on a combo meal if you stop.
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Why Google Maps Works Better in Pyongyang Than Seoul

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 17, 2016‎
South Korea can compete if they don't have access to the global standard ... many of the world's biggest startups including Bloomberg European be underpinned by Google maps technology ... so far ... South Korea says the national security concerns the ...
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Google Challenges South Korea Over Mapping Restrictions

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Google contends that South Korea's national-security laws, which were designed to protect the country against infiltration from North Korea, are outdated and unfairly inhibit the company's ability to offer the full range of its Google Map services in ...
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Google Maps for iOS makes it easier to find food and drinks nearby

VentureBeat - ‎May 19, 2016‎
It's true that Google Maps for iPhone and iPad already lets users find places nearby to quench their thirst or fill their belly, serving up categories such as “Local Favorites, “Quick Bites,” “Pub,” and “Eat & Drink,” but it also offers “Play & See ...

Google Opens Google Maps to Advertising

WWD - ‎May 24, 2016‎
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Laketran provides transit routes data to Google Maps - ‎May 25, 2016‎
With thousands of people visiting Northeast Ohio for the Republican National Convention in July, the Google Maps service will help passengers unfamiliar with the area with photographic dispatches - “zoom-in” satellite views, 3-D Earth views and street ...

Google Maps 9.26.1 APK Download Latest Version for Android Released

MobiPicker - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Google Maps app for Android has been updated today and has been pushed to version 9.26.1. The latest Maps APK download file comes with build number 926101103 and is 29.37 MB in size.

Google is enabling 'promoted pins' in Maps as part of larger advertising push

Greenbot - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Businesses that have been trying to pop their head above all the clutter in Google Maps will soon have new tools to get noticed.

4 maps you'll need even when you're not lost for direction

Times of India - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Before the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill kicks in and creates all manner of GPS disruptions, here are some app based maps that can help you navigate India more efficiently. These crowd sourced maps provide useful life hacks on the road -from ...

Alien hunters spot mysterious 'extra-terrestrial' markings in Google Maps images of seabed - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Conspiracy theorists have spotted mysterious markings on the ocean floor on Google Maps - which they believe could be a result of alien activity.

How to use Google Maps without the internet

Digjitale (press release) (blog) - ‎May 21, 2016‎
The easiest way is to download maps for offline use in Google Maps. Once you've downloaded an area, you'll be able to get directions and view points of interest for that region even without an Internet connection.

Google Maps offers new features to local search ads

Economic Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Google Maps will soon carry promotional offers from nearby businesses along with ads and allow users to browse product inventories and menus.

Laketran's Routes Join Google Maps (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Laketran joins hundreds of cities in the U.S. who are providing transit routes data to Google Maps. For those who are not regular bus riders, and may need to find a way to work or to school, they can now go to the popular site and view their transit ...