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See Google Maps show natural gas leaks around your city

See Google Maps show natural gas leaks around your city

Supposing you live in one of the very few cities Google and the EDF have mapped natural gas leaks in so far, you may be super relieved or super baffled by the results you’re about to see. Boston, Indianapolis, and Staten Island, New York have been mapped so far. Boston, we’ve got some bad news. Indianapolis, turn your smiles on.

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Google Maps for iOS update adds appointments, new Explore view

Google Maps for iOS update adds appointments, new Explore view

Google Maps for iOS is seeing an update, taking it to version 3.2. The update brings in some useful functionality, like the ability to see search results on the map or in list form. The new Maps will also work better with Gmail, where your appointments will now show up.

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Apple Maps make their way to the web via iCloud

Apple Maps make their way to the web via iCloud

Apple Maps has seen its share of issues, but Apple has slowly been working those kinks out over time. Now that Apple Maps is vastly better, it seems as though Apple might be ready to lean on it a bit more. The Find my iPhone feature in iCloud has been reported by many to be using Apple Maps — not Google Maps as it has been.

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SphereShare is the biggest photosphere app yet Android

SphereShare is the biggest photosphere app yet Android

The app and ecosystem known as SphereShare takes the universe of photospheres captured by Android devices and unlocks it for the world. Where before you’d have to dive through Google Maps officiated collection or move in with Google+ to seek them out, SphereShare is all about photospheres alone.

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Smarty Pins from Google brings trivia to Maps

Smarty Pins from Google brings trivia to Maps

Think you’re smart, do ya? Well, Google might have you beat (no, they do, don’t even try to argue that). Geography, with it’s ever-changing place in this world, can be a tough subject. Even tougher is finding areas on a world map, even when you know the answer. If you dare, give Google’s latest experiment Smarty Pins a shot.

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The map is not the territory: Fluid borders in Google Maps

The map is not the territory: Fluid borders in Google Maps

Not for nothing has Google Maps become one of the most relied-upon navigation services around, but the ways in which Google tailors geographical information to satisfy territorial disputes could prove surprising. Unseen by most - since the details only change when viewed from a different location - the tweaks to border lines can grant vast swathes of land to different countries, something a new Google Maps project has highlighted.

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Google I/O 2014: What we won’t see this year

Google I/O 2014: What we won’t see this year

With Google I/O starting tomorrow, eager tech fans await what could be in store for us. We’re sure to get a few trinkets like Android Wear, but Google also made some glaring omissions from their session schedule this year. Unlike years past, the company isn’t covering all of their services, and have left a few in the lurch.

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Check out Google’s Street Art project for graffiti around the world

Check out Google’s Street Art project for graffiti around the world

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if someone aimed to collect all the street art they could, all around the world, with the power of a major tech company at their back - your wondering days are over. Today Google has let it be known that they’re launching their Street Art Project. This is a project based in Maps and Google Earth that shows off the whole world’s graffiti.

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Google reportedly acquiring satellite start-up Skybox

Google reportedly acquiring satellite start-up Skybox

No stranger to big acquisitions, Google is said to be interested in Satellite start-up Skybox. The deal, reportedly worth $1 billion, would roll the service in-house, and likely keep a good portion of Skybox’s staff with Google. The satellite firm was last valued at roughly $700 million last year.

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Map Democracy: Telenav bets on the crowd crushing Google

Map Democracy: Telenav bets on the crowd crushing Google

There’s more than one way to get where you’re going, and there’s more than one app to navigate it, and if Telenav and OpenStreetMap have their way it’ll be the power of the crowd not locked-up, heavily licensed data powering it all. SlashGear caught up with Steve Coast, founder of OpenStreetMap and currently OSM lead at Telenav, to find out what’s next for the team aiming to put Google Maps and Nokia HERE on notice, and democratize mapping in the process.

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Google Maps boosts transit for UK, Chicago and Vancouver

Google Maps boosts transit for UK, Chicago and Vancouver

Google has boosted its Google Transit coverage in Google Maps, adding every UK transit line to the system, as well as improving bus coverage in Chicago and Vancouver. The update leaves Google Maps with transit information for 15,000 cites and towns, Google said today, spread across 64 countries.

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Google Maps, Uber, Google Ventures: Driving Profit

Google Maps, Uber, Google Ventures: Driving Profit

The group known as Google Ventures operates "entirely" separate from Google. Google Ventures operates independently from Google, that is, and it makes entirely financially-driven decisions with how it invests its money. This week Google Maps was updated to include an Uber link in its suggestions for how you might take public transport from one place to the other.

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