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Create Custom Names For Your Favorite Places on Google Maps

The most recent version of Google Maps for Android lets you retrace your steps with a new timeline feature, but there’s more to explore when you dig deeper, like creating custom names for places on your maps. You can label your friends’ houses, use local nicknames rather than official labels, and so on. » 7/24/15 10:23am 7/24/15 10:23am

Google Maps Can Now Send Directions From Your Desktop to Android

Android: A while back, Google added the ability to type “send directions” into Google to automatically forward directions to your phone. Then it added the much more useful ability to send directions from Google Maps to your iPhone. Now, the latter feature finally works for Android phones as well. » 7/12/15 2:40pm 7/12/15 2:40pm

LA Residents Try to Hide Hollywood Sign From Tourists, Except on Airbnb

Last year, a group of homeowners who live in the Hollywood Hills had directions to the Hollywood Sign changed on Google Maps to keep tourists away from their streets. All the tourists, that is, except for the ones who rent their properties on Airbnb. They want those tourists to know exactly where the Hollywood Sign is. » 7/09/15 10:00am 7/09/15 10:00am

The Bizarre, Glitchy Glory of Wiggling 3D-Map Disasters

Remember a couple years ago when everybody was freaking out about the all of the 3D-imaging fuckups in the new Apple Maps? Well, those surreal portrayals of the world we live in, exist in many mapping services. And as one anonymous Tumblr user shows, they're works of artespecially when they wiggle. » 1/19/15 12:38pm 1/19/15 12:38pm

Google Earth's New Imagery Is So Much Better

Remember how we told you that the resolution of Google Maps' satellite images would soon be improving? Well, it's not the night and day double the resolution just yet, but today Google has begun rolling out much-improved 3D images to Google Earth. New York and San Francisco are the first to get the high-res treatment,… » 12/11/14 12:21pm 12/11/14 12:21pm