OpenStreetMap (OSM) turned 19; founded in 2004, it's now the largest open-source map. Supporting 50+ languages, millions use its API. Its community-driven model promotes innovation & accessibility.
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Apple Maps is now getting one step closer to Google Maps. Apple said it's bringing offline navigation to Maps later this year, allowing people to use turn-by-turn navigation without the internet.
Google has also added a new way to view hotel listings on mobile devices, plus new ways to find prices and even book tickets to specific travel locations and attractions in Search and Maps.
Today, Google Travel's website displayed a notice mentioning that trip summaries, a feature that provides users with details of past and upcoming trips and reservations, will soon be going away.
Apple has introduced a revamped version of Apple Maps in Finland, Norway, and Sweden that offers better navigation with natural language guidance and displays landmarks in 3D to help plan trips.
It will now be easier for Apple Maps users on iPhone and Mac to reserve a parking spot, as Apple has recently integrated parking reservation company SpotHero's services into the app.
Apple's fancy highly-detailed 3D maps are now rolling out to Chicago and Las Vegas in the US. The view was launched back in 2021 for only a few cities with support for more cities coming soon.
Google Maps will get 'Immersive Mode', a new way to explore and discover places using real-life scenes created using billions of Street View and aerial images, and could work for indoor locations too.
NVIDIA has announced that it has bought DeepMap, a firm that specialises in building maps detailed enough for use by self-driving vehicles. This will help improve NVIDIA's DRIVE solution.
Google announced a few updates for Maps at its I/O conference. These include routing updates, enhancements to Live view, new details in street maps, pronounced busy areas, and more.
Google has announced a handful of improvements to Google Maps, including improvements to its AR-based indoor navigation, air quality indicators, environmentally-friendly routes, and more.
Google Maps is adding new features to let you add missing roads and submit edits for incorrect road information, although these will be vetted for approval. You can also submit photo updates on Maps.
Google announced new Android features rolling out both via app updates and to the OS. These include a native Password Checkup tool, new accessibility features, Maps dark mode, and more.
Google has announced new payment capabilities for its Maps app courtesy of Google Pay. You'll soon be able to pay for parking in some U.S. cities, while transit fares are supported around the world.
Google has announced a couple of improvements for Google Maps on electric cars, with new route planning options that accommodate charging stations. Only a couple of cars support it for now.
Googe has released an update for the Street View app for Android, allowing users to record pictures of streets and locations to update the Street View imagery provided by Google Maps.
DuckDuckGo has announced that it has added driving and walking directions to its maps tool. The search provider didn't say whether public transport directions would be added in the future.
Android users have begun receiving a new dark theme interface for Google Maps that brings a consistent UI and one that works outside of navigation. Google teased the UI almost a year ago.
Google Maps is rolling out a dedicated in-car navigation interface as is currently seen in Android Auto. The new UI features huge buttons and text with large fonts for easier access while driving.
Google is rolling out a redesign to the 'Saved' tab in Maps that brings a carousel styled UI that houses separate sections for recently saved locations, location aware lists, and more.
Google announced that a new Maps update will add more colors to differentiate between types of terrain. The app will also bring better street maps that include sidewalks, crosswalks, more.
Google Maps has added a new feature that reminds users to wear a mask before heading out to crowded places. The reminder seems to be available only on Android devices in the U.S. at the moment.
Google has announced a slew of new features for Maps, which make it easier to avoid crowds in public transit or be prepared for checkpoints on the road. These features are available now.
Google has announced a new feature for Maps which will allow the app to read names of foreign locations aloud. The feature is rolling out to Android and iOS supporting over 50 languages.
Although a reasonably frequent occurrence, it's no doubt interesting to see new Windows 10 appearing. This time, it's the ones for People, Alarms, and Maps that have leaked, complete with gradients.
Google has launched new privacy tools for some of its services, including an incognito mode for Maps and the ability to automatically delete your YouTube history after a set period of time.
Earlier today, Apple released a statement online and in Canadian newspapers disclosing plans to improve its navigational application, Apple Maps. Apple will start mapping Canada by road this month.
Microsoft has introduced new features to Bing Maps that make it easier for travelers to see road traffic conditions ahead with the different route colors and view route labels on the mapping tool.
Google has said that support for Lime vehicles via Google Maps has been expanded to more than 80 cities worldwide. It said that additional cities will gain support for the 'last mile' option soon.
Microsoft and TomTom have expanded their partnership. Azure will now be TomTom's cloud provider, while the Dutch company's location-based services such as traffic data will be used by Microsoft.
Google announced today that it's partnering with Lime to offer scooter and bike rides as an option from within Google Maps. The feature is initially available in 13 cities around the world.
Google is adding a new feature to Maps, allowing users to see real-time information from supported EV charging stations across the world. The feature is now rolling out for iOS and Android.
Google today announced a host of new features to its Maps app, aiming to take the stress out of commuting to work with real-time traffic info, support for mixed-mode commutes, and more.
Google, in an attempt to appease its users and critics, has altered the wording on a policy that states that even if one chooses to turn off location history tracking it can continue to track them.
Apple's foray into the navigation and mapping scene was met with disaster and its first-party offering is, to this day, seen as inferior to the competition. Apple is looking to change that.
Google has been denied permission to expand its Street View service in India by the government, which, in the past, has cited security concerns that come with making its topographical data public.
Google Maps can now be used in your native tongue, thanks to a new update that introduces support for 39 additional languages available through the Android, iOS, and desktop versions.
TomTom, the firm that specialises in sat nav devices, has announced the deprecation of some of its older models, claiming that they can no longer keep up with new map and software updates.
Google announced today the launch of a new alert system designed to keep its users safe in the real world. SOS Alerts system brings critical, official information to users near an emergency site.
Indian government and the American search giant are at loggerheads, it seems, as officials from the administration called Google Maps "inauthentic" and "unreliable", also questioning its accuracy.