All Points Blog
Our Opinion, Your Views of All Things Location

  • HOME

    About Us

    Advertising

    Contact Us

    Follow Us



    Feed  Twitter 

  • RECENT COMMENTS
  • NEWSLETTER

    All Points Blog

    Catching geospatial news that others miss. Delivered daily.

    Preview Newsletter | Archive

  • ARCHIVE
    << October 2011 >>
    S M T W T F S
                1
    2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    9 10 11 12 13 14 15
    16 17 18 19 20 21 22
    23 24 25 26 27 28 29
    30 31          
  • PUBLICATIONS

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Google Maps News

You can now "helicopter" in Google Maps to preview a route from the air.

To preview your own route, it is as simple as clicking on a button. Start by entering your starting point, destination, and mode of transport like any directions; in this case, driving directions from ‘Carmel CA to Big Sur CA.’ Then, just click on the “3D” play button. The map will switch to Earth view and automatically start flying you along your recommended route.

- Google Lat Long Blog

In Scotland a coastal town appears in a forest and second is mis-located on Google Maps. TomTom, which provides the data says Google is at fault. Google appologized for confusion and asked for input via the "Report a Problem" link.

- UK Daily Record

Google added a new feature called “My Location” to Maps. It uses the GeoLocation API (what I think most think of as the HTML5 geolocatoin API supported in many modern browsers) to find your approximate physical location if you let it as the starting point of a route.

- Google Lat Long Blog

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/06 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

All Points Blog Newsletter

Catching geospatial news that others miss. Delivered daily.

Preview Newsletter | Archive

Follow

Feed  Twitter 

Recent Comments

Publications: Directions Magazine | Directions Magazine India
Conferences: Location Intelligence Conference | .Map Conference | GEO Huntsville
© 2014 Directions Media. All Rights Reserved