The Best Privacy-Friendly Alternatives to Google Maps

There are reasons why so many people use Google Maps: It’s arguably the easiest mapping service to use and has the most up-to-date data available. But it wouldn’t be a Google product if it didn’t collect lots of data about you. This can be collected through the Maps app, but also the GPS location settings […]

Google Maps, Bing Maps add marker for Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington D.C.

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Google explains how it predicts traffic, plans routes on Maps

 When plotting routes, Google Maps also uses the predictive traffic models to assess the routes that are likely to receive heavy traffic, and accordingly suggests alternative routes with lower traffic. It also takes into account other factors such as quality, size and direction of the road.

HERE expands mapping services to China with Navinfo partnership

HERE Technologies, the digital mapping company owned by Germany’s premium carmakers said it had partnered with China’s Navinfo to offer location services in China.HERE said it will offer routing and navigation services, as well as map display and positioning services in the world’s largest passenger car market.NavInfo will provide Chinese mapping data which HERE will […]

Google Maps is back on the Apple Watch after three years

Last month, Google announced that its Google Maps platform is coming back to Apple Watch. With the latest update of the app — version 5.52 — Apple Watch users will be able to get access to Google Maps, claims a report by 9to5Google. As soon as you update the app on your iPhone, you will […]

How to Use New Google Maps Features to Navigate COVID-19 Restrictions

“Getting from A to B can be more complicated these days. Because of COVID-19, it’s increasingly important to know how crowded a train station might be at a particular time or whether the bus is running on a limited schedule,” he said. “Having this information before and during your trip is critical for both essential […]

Mapping service for autonomous vehicles

The feature enables carmakers to use the company’s high definition (HD) map data to define the operational design domain (ODD) of their vehicles’ automated driving functions. This makes it possible for carmakers to manage where the functions can be deployed safely.

Hong Kong protest graffiti aimed at Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘blurred out’ on Google’s Street View Map ‘due to an an algorithm error’

Google updated its Street View Map to include images of the city’s streets taken last October when Hong Kong was gripped by months of anti-government demonstrations. This file picture shows a masked protester sits near graffiti during a protest in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019

India’s Chandrayaan-1 helps scientists create first global map of water on Moon

“This is a roadmap to where water exists on the surface of the Moon,” said Ralph Milliken, an associate professor at Brown. “Now that we have these quantitative maps showing where the water is and in what amounts, we can start thinking about whether or not it could be worthwhile to extract, either as drinking […]

Washington Fire Map, Update for State Route 167, Evans Canyon, Cold Springs Blazes

A Smoke Air Quality Alert has been issued due to wildfires burning in the area, combined with forecasted conditions that will cause air quality to reach unhealthy levels. The National Weather Service warns that: “Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes, runny nose, aggravate heart and lung diseases, and aggravate other serious health problems.