Here acquires Micello to add indoor mapping as part of its IoT business unit

Here Technologies, the mapping company valued at around $3 billion that counts a consortium of car makers, Intel and others among its shareholder/owners, today announced a move that underscores its in

Lyft adds in-app navigation for drivers via Google Maps

A little while ago Uber announced new in-app navigation as a convenience feature for drivers, and now Lyft is also integrating turn-by-turn navigations right into its Driver app. Lyft is tapping Googl

As Irma nears, Florida Governor tells residents to use Gas Buddy, Expedia, Google Maps & more

Speaking at a press conference this morning, Florida Governor Rick Scott told state residents to turn to apps and other online resources, including Gas Buddy, Google Maps, Expedia and Comcast’s

Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically

Google Maps redesign puts traffic, transit, places and more at the bottom of the screen

Google Maps is getting an upgrade today aimed at putting the information you need most often within easier reach in the app’s interface. With a swipe up from the home screen, you’ll now b

AccessMap finds routes that avoid common pitfalls for those with limited mobility

If you ask a mapping app for walking directions from point A to point B, it'll do its best, but what if you happen to be in a wheelchair? The apps don't have information on curb cuts, safe crossings,

Google Maps will now tell you how bad the parking is at your destination

A new feature in Google Maps will help you find parking – or rather, it will mentally prepare you for how difficult it will be to find a parking space at your destination. Google says it’s

Mischief managed: 5 hackathon hacks for Potter fans inspired by the Marauder’s Map

Great news, Potter fans: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is no longer the only place in the world where you can find a working Marauder’s Map, the magical piece of parchment that

Google to shut down Map Maker, its crowdsourced map editing tool

Since 2008, Google has run an online tool called Map Maker that allows anyone worldwide to contribute data to Google Maps. Now, that tool is shutting down. The company announced today in its online

Google Maps gets a cleaner look and starts highlighting areas of interest

It’s been a busy week for the Google Maps team. As we reported earlier today, the Google Maps apps are getting a Wi-Fi-only mode and the team is also bringing more crowdsourcing tools to the m

Google Maps is turning its over a billion users into editors

Google has begun to further tap into the power of the crowd in order to improve its Google Maps application, the company announced this morning. This is being done through the introduction of a numbe

Lockheed Martin’s Hydra Fusion builds 3D maps in real time from drone footage

A drone is a great eye in the sky, but if you want richer data than what its cameras show — for example, detailed 3D maps — you might be looking at a few hours of processing time. That is, unless

Terrapattern is reverse image search for maps, powered by a neural network

Terrapattern is a visual search engine that, from the moment you first use it, you wonder: Why didn't Google come up with this 10 years ago? Click on a feature on the map — a baseball diamond, a mar

Relay is a beautiful app for creating and sharing custom maps

Today’s mapping applications are focused on helping you navigate from one spot to the next, or discovering the businesses around you. But they tend to be utilitarian in nature, and not what anyo

EeGeo picks up $5M to build better 3D visuals for interiors and VR experiences

Startups working on high-quality immersive visuals and the tech to achieve them are in demand these days, and today one that focuses specifically on interactive outdoor and indoor 3D mapping is anno

Waze now tells you when to leave, thanks to its new Planned Drives feature

Turn-by-turn navigation application Waze announced this morning a handy new feature that will make it easier for those who are planning to drive to an upcoming appointment, meeting or other important

Lyft, Cabify, 99Taxis & Others To Integrate Waze’s Routing Software In Their Own Apps

Waze, the popular Google-owned navigation app that helps drivers route around traffic and alerts them to other road hazards in real-time, is today announcing partnerships with half a dozen companies i

Uber Adds TomTom Navigation Data To Its Driver App, Not Replacing Google Maps

On-demand transportation service Uber lost out on its joint bid for Nokia’s Here mapping unit, so it’s moving ahead with putting together its own navigation, mapping and location service

Navigation App Waze Gets A Huge Redesign – Now Less Cluttered, But Still Needs Improvement

The Google-owned navigation app Waze has a number of standout features – its ability to alert you to traffic conditions and speed traps, and re-route you around traffic jams, for example –

Inrix Buys ParkMe To Add Smart Parking Services To Its Real Time Traffic Data

Inrix, a startup out of Washington that provides real-time traffic and other data to car companies like BMW and Tesla, tech companies like Samsung and Google, and 400 other enterprises, has made an ac
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