Google maps articles

Google Maps' search nearby feature is back

Google has finally returned the incredibly useful 'search nearby' feature to Google Maps. The feature disappeared with the Google Maps redesign, which the company officially rolled out to all users last month. Amidst all of yesterday's April fool jokes, the…

Google Maps update for iOS adds iPad support, new features

Google on Wednesday released an updated version of Google Maps for iOS, adding official support for the iPad and iPad mini as well as a number of new features that were recently pushed out to Android users.  Before the update,…

Google infuses mapping products with cloud-free imagery

In an effort to provide a more accurate and comprehensive view of our planet’s landscape, Google recently announced plans to roll out new cloud-free satellite imagery across all relevant mapping products. The effort provides a stunning view of our planet…

Google shares Street View imagery from Fukushima disaster area

The Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated parts of Japan in 2011 was one of the worst natural disasters in recent memory. It was further complicated by damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant which ultimately forced residents…

Google takes Maps underwater, explores world's coral reefs

While iOS 6 users complain about the half-baked mapping experience they’re getting on their recently updated Apple devices, Google continues to take its Street View feature off the beaten path, this time allowing users to dive through the world’s oceans…