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Google Maps Adds Pac Man!

TweetYep, I said Pac Man! Here’s a little kickback to the 1980s as Google has added the ability for users to play a little Pac Man via the Google Maps service.  Simply visit and click on the little PacMan … Continue reading

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Alternatives for USers of Google Maps Engine

TweetA timeline of activity relating to the deprecation of Google Maps Engine and the subsequent interest from Esri and CartoDB in particular.

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Google Maps Looks at Thanksgiving Travel Trends and Headaches

TweetThanksgiving is just around the corner and with it comes some HUGE traffic and travel headaches. Using historical data and trends, Google has shared some details of the worst travel times and days. According to the research Wednesday is the … Continue reading

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Make your own maps with Google Maps Gallery & My Maps

TweetSomething new from the Google Maps crew today – Google my Maps. By the end of this year, all maps created in classic Google Maps will automatically upgrade to the new My Maps, but to get started right away, open … Continue reading

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New from Google – Maps Coordinate + Maps Engine Pro

TweetGoogle has this week announced that Google Coordinate will now be included with every Maps Engine Pro subscription ($5/user/month). Recall, Google Maps Coordinate, is the mobile and web app that lets teams assign jobs and share their locations with each … Continue reading

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Mashing up Two of My Favorite Things… Coffee + Maps for Coffee walkingshed communities

TweetYes indeed, I take notice when I see maps of things I really enjoy, like beer and coffee! Enter these maps showing “walkable regions” for independent coffee shops in major Metropolitan areas like Brooklyn, Portland, and Seattle.

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The Denver Broncos Colorado 14ers Google Map Honors Super Bowl Bound Broncos

TweetSome Google maps fun on the heels of the announcement by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper that the Colorado Rockies mountains known as the 14ers (think elevation above 14,000 ft) have been temporarily, officially renamed to honor the super Bowl bound … Continue reading

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Mapping the Flu – Google flu trends

TweetHere’s an interesting resource, particularly this time of year as we enter the height of flu activity – Google flu trends. The resource shares flu maps and data based on aggregate Google search data (estimations are provided). The site has … Continue reading

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The New-er Google Maps with More imagery, more StreetView and Pegman

TweetRemember PegMan? You know, the cool little guy that helps you navigate around Google maps? Well, google has brought back pegman (did you notice he was gone?) . Recall, he’s the little yellow guy that would drag onto a street … Continue reading

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Google Trekkers tasked with capturing images of Florida’s beaches for Google Maps

TweetSoon, people around the world will be able stroll Southwest Florida beaches virtually. It’s coming courtesy of a Google and Visit Florida photo-mapping project that documented Lee and Collier county shorelines last week.  The statewide campaign ends with a splash … Continue reading

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Google Rolls Out New Google Maps for iPad / iPhone

TweetOn the heels of a recent update for Android (yep, Android users always get the first update to Google maps) an update for iPhon and iPad is now available. The update boasts an enhanced UI and a dedicated new iPad … Continue reading

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First Look – Exploring The New Google Maps

TweetTo my surprise the new Google maps is available already. Upon receipt of the email providing me with a special link I immediately launched maps from Chrome for a quick, first look. The first thing I noticed was the browser … Continue reading

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