Posts tagged Google Maps
A fascinating way to look at your house from up in the skies! This was my very first personal experience of Google Earth. The 3D image of planet Earth in front of me took me instantly first to my city and then eventually to my desired location within seconds(depends on your internet bandwidth though!) as soon as I entered my city’s name in the search bar. What you may have already guessed from my earlier narration is that Google Earth is a program that virtually depicts our very own planet Earth in front of us.
Downloadable from our very trusted and dependable Google the software gets updated with the latest imagery of physical location at regular intervals. So if you just got your house painted with a new color it may be not be visible instantly but would definitely spring up soon. You can place a landmark on your desired locations on the Globe naming them whichever way you like. This tagging can be made public or kept private as per the user’s experience. It is recommended and considered a healthy activity to tag laces with their original names and make the tagging public so as to add to the richness of the software. More >
Well Well Well! What have we here. Ryan Petrich, a man who needs no introduction in the jailbreak and iOS universe has done a wonderful thing for the folks who have been disappointed by the Apple Maps. The iOS jailbreak developer has managed to run Google Maps on iOS 6, a video demo of which follows after the break.
Oh boy this ‘bin laden’ incident is pouring out some exotic news for Googlers, first it was about Google maps giving us the location based reports on Osama Bin Laden’s hide-out in Abbottabad, Pakistan – And now we are being updated by Google’s Twitter account regarding the search results for the query ‘bin laden’ looked over between 7:30-8:30 pm PST on 1st May 2011.
The death of Osama Bin Laden is the topic that everyone wants to talk about and is trending on Twitter which comes as no surprise for us. Mashable which likes talking about trending topics reports that the very useful Google Maps has been updated to point to the location of where the raid operation took place and resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden.
Google has been on an announcing spree in the last 24 hours or so. It all began with the announcement of Nexus S and Gingerbread. The search engine giants has followed it up with the unveiling of an update for its highly popular Google Maps for Android. Google Maps for Android 5.0 promises to be a major source of excitement for the Android nation as you will see in the coming paragraph.
See the image shown below? Did you spot the odd/wrong thing about it? Yup, that’s right Verizon’s ad shows a sexy looking Droid X running Google Maps for iPhone. Hello! Droid X is an Android powered phone.
One of the things that Nokia N900 users have always wanted for their powerful internet Tablet is a Google Maps application. It seems that their wish has been fulfilled. A Maemo forum member has found a way to install and get the Google Maps up and running on the Maemo 5 powered tablet. Setup instructions listed after the jump.
Yesterday, Google Maps 4.1 went live for Android users and brought with it a useful set of features such as the live wallpaper option, not to forget a revamped UI. If you follow Geekword regularly, you would know that a demo video was in order. This post is just about that and gives you a quick tour of the 4.1 update. Demo video after the jump.
Google Maps has been updated to 4.1. Users with Android 1.6 and higher devices can get the latest update, and I must say a must have update. The maps app for mobile brings a handful set of new features (including the latitude widget) that will minimize your search time and will ensure that the information you are looking for is in front of you all the time. The cool set of new features are listed after the jump.
Folks at XDA continue to amaze us. In the latest round of a geeky development, XDA forum member Modaco has unleashed HTC Desire ROM for Nexus One. The ROM is an alpha release which clearly signals not the one for your daily mobile use. However the good news here is that most of the things work fine on the Google Phone. Will you download it? since it also brings the updated HTC Sense and Flash 10.1 with it.