Maps http://www.stuff.tv/google/maps/news en-GB Google's April Fool joke challenges you to catch all the Pokémon http://www.stuff.tv/google/googles-april-fool-joke-challenges-you-catch-all-pokemon/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google advertises vacancy for a Pokémon Master in its latest April Fool&#039;s Day gag </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Pokémon Master" alt="Google Pokémon Master" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-maps-raichu.jpg?1396404597" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year, Google pulls out all the stops with for its annual April Fool&#39;s Day joke.</p> <p>From the <a href="http://www.google.co.uk/virgle/" target="_blank">Virgle mission to Mars</a> to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qFFHC0eIUc" target="_blank">Google Maps Treasure Mode</a>, Google&#39;s tried to outdo itself.</p> <p>This year, it&#39;s advertising an augmented reality game that challenges players to travel the world in search of Pokémon and catch them using their smartphones &ndash; to compete for the title of Google Pokémon Master.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sadly there&#39;s no such job on offer &ndash; but as a consolation prize, Google&#39;s added a Pokémon treasure hunt to iOS and Android versions of the Google Maps app.</p> <p>Pop into the Maps app and tap on the search bar, and lo and behold, there&#39;s a little Poké Ball icon. Tap on it, and Pokémon will appear scattered across the map for you to catch &ndash; though in reality, there&#39;s no AR component to the game.</p> <p>All you have to do is tap on a Pokémon to add it to your Pokédex &ndash; there are 150 in all, though they&#39;re reportedly not the original 150 from the first game. Still, it&#39;s a diverting way to while away the hours. Gotta catch &#39;em all!</p> <p>[<a href="http://googlejapan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/blog-post.html" target="_blank">Google Japan Blog</a> via <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/31/5567184/google-maps-april-fools-joke-challenges-you-to-become-a-pokemon-master" target="_blank">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/noses-ready-amazon-kindle-paper-scent-brings-smell-real-book-your-kindle/news" target="_blank">Amazon Kindle Paperscent brings the smell of real books to your Kindle</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4YMD6xELI_k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Pokémon Master" alt="Google Pokémon Master" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-maps-pokemon.jpg?1396404597" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/googles-april-fool-joke-challenges-you-catch-all-pokemon/news#comments Google Maps Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:13:53 +0000 Stephen Graves 1434642 at http://www.stuff.tv Timekiller: Google Maps 3D panoramas let you take in the View http://www.stuff.tv/android/timekiller-google-maps-3d-panoramas-let-you-take-view/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Who needs a real holiday when you have a 3D digital approximation of someone else&#039;s amazing experiences? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="512" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/googleviews.jpg?1375354125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you love whiling away the hours, dreaming that you're not actually where you are, then you'll dig Google's new <a href="http://www.maps.google.com/views" target="_blank">Views</a> page - a neat addition to Google Maps.</p> <p>It's a way of sharing and enjoying snaps others have taken with the Photo Spheres feature built into Android 4.2's Camera app, which stitches pictures together to create 3D shots that are supposed to make you feel as though you're 'inside' a view. No need to travel anywhere: just open Gmaps on your desktop and enjoy.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even better than actually going to the Grand Canyon. Maybe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With Views, you can upload the Photo Spheres that you captured direct from your phone or tablet, and the embedded geolocation info will automagically attach them to the location you were in when you took them.</p> <p>Photo Spheres can also be added via Google+ imports or from its Google's image-sharing site Picasa. As mentioned above, though, you have to be running Android 4.2 to capture them in the first place.</p> <p>Google has also added in its <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview?gl=us" target="_blank">Street View Gallery</a> so you can gawk at numerous other panoramas. Canny venues are already using the tech to showcase their wares.</p> <p>It's going to take some time for a content to appear as Android 4.2 usage is far from widespread, but it's yet another neat addition to Gmaps. It's also something we'd like to see in the Gmaps mobile apps, so we can pretend we're stood in front of the Taj Mahal when we're actually looking at red leicester in the Tesco cheese aisle. Hop to it, Google.</p> <p>[Source:<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/30/google-launches-views-hub/" target="_blank"> Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="306" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-maps-views.jpg?1375354125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/timekiller-google-maps-3d-panoramas-let-you-take-view/news#comments Android Apps and Games Google Maps Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:48:46 +0000 Will Findlater 1425219 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Maps app coming to iPhone 5 and all iOS 6 devices http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-app-coming-iphone-5-and-all-ios-6-devices/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Google Maps app is coming to iPhone and iPad to put an end to any iOS 6 related travel woes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iPhone-5-Google-Maps_0.jpg?1364399517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3997.jpg?1364399517" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As you've probably heard, Apple made a bit of a boo-boo with the mapping service built into iOS 6, resulting in lots of people ending up nowhere near their destination. So it's reassuring to know Google will be releasing a Maps app for iOS devices to alleviate the problems.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/google-maps-app-coming-to-iphone-5-and-all-ios-6-devices </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-app-coming-iphone-5-and-all-ios-6-devices/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-app-coming-iphone-5-and-all-ios-6-devices/news#comments Google Maps Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:30:34 +0000 Ben Griffin 422897 at http://www.stuff.tv Google indoor maps hits UK, helps you find platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-indoor-maps-hits-uk-helps-you-find-platform-9-34-kings-cross/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest Google maps update helps directionless gadgeteers find their way indoors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-indoor-maps_0.jpg?1364399972" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4637.jpg?1364399972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google has launched its indoor maps service in the UK, allowing users to find their way around more than 40 UK venues via detailed indoor floor plans.</p> <p>Selected sporting arenas, train stations and museums are covered, as are department stores like Harrods. Simply fire up Google Maps in a supported location, zoom into your location, and let the indoor floor plan automatically load up for your perusal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/google-indoor-maps-hits-uk-helps-you-find-platform-9-34-at-kings-cro </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-indoor-maps-hits-uk-helps-you-find-platform-9-34-kings-cross/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-indoor-maps-hits-uk-helps-you-find-platform-9-34-kings-cross/news#comments Google Maps Tue, 03 Jul 2012 19:09:42 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421819 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Maps goes messing about on the river http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-goes-messing-about-river/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mapping service adding waterway travel in England and Wales to journey plans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-maps-rivers_0_0.jpg?1364400023" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-maps-rivers_1.jpg?1364400023" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4772.jpg?1364400023" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Summer's the perfect time to go messing about on the river – and Google Maps wants to encourage us to use our waterways.</p> <p>The big G is palling up with the Canal and River Trust to map waterways in England and Wales. Later this year – hopefully before the end of summer – Google Maps will add 2000 miles of bridges, locks and canal and river paths to its journey planner, letting you plot routes that wander the stream with waters of green.</p> <p>As long as you don't get the walking and the driving journey planner mixed up, it sounds like a great idea.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/google-maps-goes-messing-about-on-the-river </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-goes-messing-about-river/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-goes-messing-about-river/news#comments Google Maps Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:55:51 +0000 Stephen Graves 421646 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Maps gets offline access, 3D cities and more maps http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-gets-offline-access-3d-cities-and-more-maps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The big G makes a preemptive strike in maps territory as Apple gears up to shun Google Maps next week at WWDC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="373" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-maps-offline-android-3D-trekker_0.jpg?1364400075" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4910.jpg?1364400075" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We'd be a wreck of a human being without Google Maps and we're the first to admit it. And though the latest revamp of Google's maps web service and apps isn't mind blowing, it should keep Apple on its toes as it (supposedly) prepares to unveil its own Maps app at its WWDC on June 11th.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/google-maps-gets-offline-access-3d-cities-and-more-maps </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-gets-offline-access-3d-cities-and-more-maps/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-gets-offline-access-3d-cities-and-more-maps/news#comments Google Maps Thu, 07 Jun 2012 07:23:33 +0000 Sophie Charara 421454 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Maps does Live Tube updates ahead of London 2012 http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-does-live-tube-updates-ahead-london-2012/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With England’s capital expected to receive 31 million visitors this year, Google’s planning to let those tourists know how best to get around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-maps-tube-service_0.jpg?1364396345" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_788.jpg?1364396345" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Planning to visit the UK for the 2012 Olympics? Then you’ll be wanting to get around its capital on the world famous London Underground, renowned for its pioneering history, simple graphical map and temperamental service.</p> <p> </p> <p>In view of the latter, Google has seen fit to incorporate live Tube data into its Maps, allowing you to see if your train’s running on time before you’ve spent 10 minutes riding a series of escalators into London’s underbelly.</p> <p> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/web/news-nugget/google-maps-does-live-tube-updates-ahead-of-london-2012 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-does-live-tube-updates-ahead-london-2012/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-does-live-tube-updates-ahead-london-2012/news#comments Google Maps Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:00:25 +0000 Paddy Smith 420669 at http://www.stuff.tv Google launches Google Maps for NES http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-launches-google-maps-nes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Big G&#039;s tradition of spectacularly improbable launches on April 1st continues with this 8-bit navigation tool </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-maps-for-nes_0.jpg?1364396363" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_816.jpg?1364396363" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google has announced an 8-bit version of Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System, part of a laudable initiative to make that NES gathering dust in your attic useful again.</p> <p>To trial the 8-bit version of Google Maps – which adopts a fantasy theme in keeping with famouse NES games like The Legend of Zelda – simply pop over to <a href="http://maps.google.com">maps.google.com</a> and click the "Quest" button in the upper right. Couldn't be simpler. You can even view an 8-bit version of Street View.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/google-launches-google-maps-for-nes </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-launches-google-maps-nes/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-launches-google-maps-nes/news#comments Google Maps Sun, 01 Apr 2012 08:02:44 +0000 Stephen Graves 420627 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Maps adds enhanced 3D landmarks http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-adds-enhanced-3d-landmarks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google&#039;s given landmarks around the world a spit and polish to make finding your way around easier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="335" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-maps-enhanced-landmarks_0.jpg?1364396404" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="341" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Florence%2520before%2520%25281%2529_0.png?1364396404" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="341" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-maps-enhanced-landmarks-florence-after_0.jpg?1364396404" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_932.jpg?1364396404" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google Maps has been updated with enhanced 3D models of global landmarks – adding more detail and more faithful reproductions of buildings like the <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=&amp;aq=1&amp;oq=burj+dub&amp;sll=25.197384,55.274046&amp;sspn=0.004136,0.006968&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=25.19767,55.27418&amp;spn=0.001699,0.002682&amp;z=18&amp;mid=1332319185">Burj Khalifa</a> (above), the <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=&amp;aq=1&amp;oq=burj+dub&amp;sll=25.197384,55.274046&amp;sspn=0.004136,0.006968&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=-33.856945,151.215219&amp;spn=0.001559,0.002682&amp;z=18">Sydney</a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/google-maps-adds-enhanced-3d-landmarks </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-adds-enhanced-3d-landmarks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-maps-adds-enhanced-3d-landmarks/news#comments Google Maps Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:54:40 +0000 Stephen Graves 420481 at http://www.stuff.tv