Since Google Maps became the online mapping market leader in 2009 a lot of people have been asking me the same question over and over again, does MapQuest still exist? Is it still a good alternative to Google Maps or Apple Maps? Are directions still reliable and accurate? The short answer to all these questions […]

Google Maps Updates Driving Directions With More Detailed Traffic Alerts

May 22, 2015
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Memorial Day is on the way, and Google Maps has just updated its driving directions to help you find the best routes in one of the busiest driving days of the year. According to the AAA more than 30 million travelers will hit the road this weekend that marks the unofficial start of the summer […]

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Google Maps Now Available on Android Wear

May 20, 2015
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Google has just updated its Maps app for Android to version 9.9. The update brings a really cool translucent status bar at the top which gives the application a more modern look, as well as new navigation features that will make your daily commute a lot more pleasurable. The new transparent status bar overrides the […]

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MapQuest Turns to Apigee for its Digital Expansion

May 14, 2015
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MapQuest reaches over 40 million users every month through different platforms, the company specializes in developing and marketing online, mobile, developer, and business solutions to help people discover new places and also figure out where they would like to go, which routes to take in order to get there as quickly as possible, what to […]

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Google Map Maker Temporarily Disabled for Editing Due to Spam Attacks

May 12, 2015
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The Google Map Maker is a pretty useful tool that Google launched back in 2008 to allow users to edit information on Google Maps in order to make their online mapping solution more complete, detailed, and accurate. Map Maker was or is basically the Wikipedia of maps, and it’s also very similar to the OpenStreetMap […]

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Interactive Game of Thrones Google Map Lets You Explore Westeros

May 7, 2015
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There’s a lot of talk going on all over the internet about a Game of Thrones fan that posted a picture on Reddit that shows how Westeros would look like on Google Maps. Westeros is a fictional continent created by George R.R. Martin, which is composed by The Seven Kingdoms, and as you probably already […]

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Google Adds Google Now Functionality to Maps for Android

May 5, 2015
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Last week Google updated Google Maps for Android to version 9.8, the update added a new feature that brings Google Now functionality to Google’s mobile Maps app. As reported by Android Police, you can now perform searches for one of four key phrases and results related to your personal bookings will instantly show up in […]

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Bing Maps Update Expands Transit Coverage Worldwide

May 1, 2015
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Microsoft has just updated Bing Maps and it now provides coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies across the world. With this new update you can now effectively use Microsoft’s mapping service to plan your daily commute or schedule your next vacation with ease. Bing has always provided accurate driving directions and travel information for […]

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Send Maps Directions From Your Computer to Your Android Phone

April 24, 2015
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Smartphones are now more popular than ever, thanks to low prices and an increase in supply it seems like everyone’s using them. The only problem with smartphones and other hand-held devices is that their makers still haven’t figured out a way to make typing on a mobile device as easy as typing on a regular […]

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Apple Patents a Humanized Navigation System to Improve its Maps App Directions

April 24, 2015
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When Apple launched its own mapping service application “Apple Maps” back in 2012 it quickly received a lot of negative criticism from users and industry experts because according to them it was filled with errors, bugs, and even omissions. Many users reported unmapped areas and roads, improper labeling, inaccurate driving directions, distorted 3D images, and […]

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Try to Find the Loch Ness Monster with Google Maps Street View

April 21, 2015
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The Loch Ness Monster is one of the world’s most popular legends, in fact, everyone and their grandmother have heard about Nessie, the main resident of the Loch Ness lake in the Scottish Highlands. Tourists from all around the world have been trying to find the Loch Ness monster for decades, supposedly there have been […]

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Google to Shut Down the Old Version of Google Maps Completely

April 17, 2015
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Last year, in February 2014, Google released a new version of Google Maps that officially replaced the old version after being in beta for over 9 months. However, the old version was still available for users who were using old browsers that didn’t support the brand new version of Google Maps. Now Google has decided […]

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Heads Up Job Seekers MapQuest is Hiring

April 10, 2015
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If you’re looking for a great job opportunity that pays well and you also want to work in a startup-like environment that already has a strong brand, then you might want check out MapQuest’s current job openings. MapQuest is one of the top online properties in the world, it has nearly 40 million monthly unique […]

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How to Play PAC-MAN in Google Maps

April 1, 2015
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How about playing one of your favorite arcade games in the streets of your favorite cities around the world? Well, thanks to Google Maps that is now possible. As an April Fools’ Day prank Google released the classic arcade game “Pac-Man” for Google Maps, which means that you can now try to avoid Blinky, Pinky, […]

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Google Maps Introduces My Maps for Android

March 27, 2015
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Google Maps released a new feature for Android called My Maps that allows users to create custom maps of any area. You can use My Maps to create and edit custom maps by marking locations, creating layers with different kinds of content, styling your content with colors and line widths, drawing lines or shapes, importing […]

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