A peak under the hood at "Ground Truth"—the operation behind Google Street View.
Dec 21, 2014 Wired
In an effort to tap into new users, companies like Google and Microsoft are racing to map the winding, informal streets of Brazil's slums in Rio de Janeiro.
Sep 25, 2014 The Wall Street Journal
Are smartphones supplementing the capacity of humans to think spatially, such that future generations might lose fundamental cognitive abilities?
Sep 9, 2014 CityLab
Google, partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund, has created a series of maps locating methane leaks around three cities in the United States. The question of just how much methane is leaking in a given city comes down to infrastructure.
Jul 19, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Powersource
If you're obsessed with trivia and maps, prepare to lose some hours.
Jul 4, 2014 CityLab
The popularity of Google Maps is well-documented, and as more users are using the software on their phones (remember when you had to print maps before you left your home or office?), Google's recent updates includes a bunch of new mobile features.
May 8, 2014 Gizmodo
A recent long-read describes the current state of the competition for primacy in the world of online mapping tools. The champ—Google Maps. The challenger—OpenStreetMap.
Mar 5, 2014 The Next Web
What's the best way to get people to bike? "[M]ake clear the costs of not biking, in minutes saved or dollars not spent," writes Emily Badger. A new tool developed by Zach Rausnitz uses Google Maps data to compare travel times of alternative modes.
Nov 9, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
Android app enables users with smartphones to take panoramic photos of remote places to share on Google Photo Sphere.
Sep 5, 2013 Los Angeles Times
With the latest redesign of Maps, Google is personalizing the mapping experience to reflect the places we, and our friends, frequent. In doing so, will the technology giant eliminate serendipitous "entanglements" from the urban experience?
May 28, 2013 Slate