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New Flyover and indoor maps locations now available in Apple Maps

Apple has today added new locations for its Flyover and indooor maps feature. Flyover shows a 3D representation of the specific area, while indoor maps allows users to find the specific location of a shop inside a mall or airport.

- 9to5Mac


Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps today

We've known for a while now that Google Assistant (the company's voice-powered AI, à la Siri or Alexa) would eventually be built right into Google Maps. They announced as much at Google I/O 2018, noting at the time that they were aiming for a summer ...

- TechCrunch (press release) (blog)

FFs Worry About CA Fire Risk Maps

Fire officials in Marin say the maps, last updated more than a decade ago, are a helpful planning resource. But in California's current climate, some say, those projections aren't as relevant as they once were — the whole state is susceptible to flames.

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5 maps predicting how much snow will fall in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is in for a “busy” weather pattern this week, according to the National Weather Service. Light snow is forecast to begin falling in the Bay State late Monday night, changing to rain on Tuesday before changing back to snow during the ...


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Earth Networks Announces Major Update to Sferic Maps Weather Alerting ...

GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earth Networks today announced the launch of Sferic Maps 2.0 – the next iteration of the company's advanced weather alerting, visualization, and decision support platform designed to reduce risk and improve ...

- Business Wire (press release)

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Australian police overlooked missing man's body due to Google Maps error

Australian police overlooked the body of a missing man after relying on incorrect Google Maps data, a coroner has claimed. Darrell Simon, 46, went missing after leaving his partner's home 50 miles) west of Brisbane in November 2014. Police conducted a ...



Google Maps is testing a new instant messaging feature

There are so many apps for instant messaging on our smartphones these days, that many of us feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of ways we're able to communicate with others. Advertisement. Now it seems that Google Maps is adding instant ...

- TechRadar


Police missed finding body of missing man because they were using Google Maps

The body of a missing Australian man could have been found 18 months earlier if searchers had not relied on Google Maps, a coroner has said. Darrell Simon, 46, was last seen at his partner's house about 80km west of Brisbane in November 2014.

- Metro

Coroner hits out at police use of Google Maps printouts in search for missing man

The searchers were given a printed copy of a Google Maps image to find the body. But the paper printouts didn't show the property boundary and, as a result, only half of the block was searched by State Emergency Service crews. They found nothing and it ...


Google Maps error causes police to 'miss location of body' for 18 MONTHS

It's the go-to app for many people when it comes to navigation, but an error on Google Maps has led to police missing the location of a body for 18 months. Police near Brisbane were searching for the body Darrell Simon, who was last seen in November 2014.


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Apple Is Planning Big Changes to Maps in iOS 12

Apple has some big plans for the next version of Maps in iOS 12. The tech giant will launch a new version of its Maps app this fall that includes data sourced solely from Apple instead of third-parties, TechCrunch reported recently. The move should ...

- Fortune


Apple Maps is being rebooted, but Google Maps has a huge adoption lead

A new report out today on navigation app trends sheds some light on how far Google Maps could be ahead of Apple Maps and other services. Included are the top reasons why almost 70% of users are sticking with Google Maps.

- 9to5Mac

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Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

For nearly seven years, Google Maps was the de facto mapping service on iOS and macOS devices — until Apple decided to release a competing version of the software in 2012. However, what seemed like a smart move for the tech giant on paper ended up ...

- Digital Trends


How Apple Is Improving the Maps App to Get You to Use It

Apple is trying to get more people to use Apple Maps. Despite being available on every Apple device, Maps has never quite garnered the popularity of Google Maps or CityMapper. So developers are rebuilding the app from the ground up. The new Apple ...

- Travel+Leisure

JPMorgan Maps Out Currencies to Buy If Recession Is Coming

(Bloomberg) -- If a U.S. or global recession is looming, it's time to own the Swiss franc, Singapore dollar, U.S. dollar and Japanese yen -- and ditch emerging market currencies, according to analysts from JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM). “Recessions ...


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