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Nokia outs slick Maps 3D with nav and share capability

Nokia outs slick Maps 3D with nav and share capability

Nokia unveiled its Nokia Maps 3D back in April of this year and they were certainly cool. The service reminded me more than a little of Google Earth. Nokia has announced some really cool new features. One of the new features is the ability for the user to search for local attractions, restaurants, and shops. That means you can see the shop you want to visit and then get directions how to get there.

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Google Maps goes indoors

Google Maps goes indoors

Though the final frontier may be space, and according to some the ocean of water that surrounds us here on Earth, Google has decided that it's inside buildings - and that's exactly where it's going with it all-encompassing Google Maps environment. You'll be able to work indoors with Google Maps 6.0 for Android, for example, using "My Location", which will soon show you as a blue dot on a map of the location you're at, including both outdoor AND indoors. No longer will you have to act as a car to get to where you need to be should you simply have a pair of shoes. Nothing but fun ahead!

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Apple acquires C3 Technologies for next-generation 3D mapping

Apple acquires C3 Technologies for next-generation 3D mapping

This week its been revealed that Apple's newest investment into its in-house-built Google Maps application is 3D mapping firm C3 Technologies. This is the second business Apple has purchased in the same vein, the first being Poly9 - C3 having been purchased and shut down by its buyer this summer, that buyer now confirmed by 9to5mac to be Apple. C3 is in the business of creating photo-realistic models of our modern city environments using declassified missile targeting methods previously part of aerospace and defense company Saab AB. Thusly this situation is about to get hardcore.

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Google Maps gets 3D on the web with WebGL

Google Maps gets 3D on the web with WebGL

Have you see the view of Google Maps with the buildings that pop out at your face as you're driving through the city with your mouse clicker? It's time to take a look. Google this week has enabled MapsGL, an option that will allow you to see 3D buildings rendered to replicate the buildings that are actually standing on site throughout their massive mapping of the earth. Through the power of WebGL, those of you using Firefox beta, Chrome, Safari (if you enable it), and starting today Opera 12 Alpha, can all see the buildings, the lovely, lovely buildings.

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Nokia launching HTML5 map app for iOS, Android

Nokia launching HTML5 map app for iOS, Android

Nokia Maps will soon be getting an HTML5 version so that it can be used on all mobile operating systems, especially the popular iOS and Android platforms. Formerly known as Ovi Maps, Nokia's map service has had a long history on Symbian handsets and could potentially rival Google Maps.

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Apple patent app reveals advanced “Maps + Compass” feature with augmented reality

Apple patent app reveals advanced “Maps + Compass” feature with augmented reality

A new Apple patent application has surfaced today, revealing that the company has some interesting plans ahead for its "Map + Compass" iOS feature. Titled "Augmented Reality Maps," the patent application shows that future updates to the iOS Maps app could incorporate the use of the iPhone's camera and its various sensors to provide mapping data to visually augment live video and images.

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Android Versus iOS States Mapped For The US

Android Versus iOS States Mapped For The US

Android continues to dominate the mobile landscape with a 40% share of US mobile subscribers, according to the latest ComScore report. However, wouldn't it be interesting to see how it maps out across the US? Well, mobile ad network Jumptap has done just that. The company issued a report today along with a map showing which platforms are most popular by state.

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Your Neighborhood’s Census Data Gets Mapped

Your Neighborhood’s Census Data Gets Mapped

Ever wondered about the demographics of your neighborhood? For those with school-aged kids, or those seeking to buy a new house, having access to demographics and other public data pertaining to certain neighborhoods can be very helpful. Companies, such as MoonShadow Mobile, have now mapped these types of data for easy access and visualization and to make the information more understandable.

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