Google Maps Revamps Location Data Access
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by News Desk
5M ago
Google is changing how it stores Maps users’ location history. Instead of keeping it in the cloud, where it’s readily accessible to authorities through legal means like geofence warrants, the data will be stored locally on users’ devices. This means law enforcement will have a harder time obtaining it. Why is this important? Privacy concerns: Many users are uncomfortable with the idea of authorities easily accessing their detailed location history. Storing it locally gives them more control over their data. Geofence warrants: These warrants allow law enforcement to obtain data from ..read more
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3D geospatial company partners with Google Maps Platform
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by News Desk
1y ago
The Googleplex in Mountain View, California, USA, visualized with Photorealistic 3D Tiles using Cesium for Unity. Philadelphia-based 3D geospatial company, Cesium, has partnered with Google Maps Platform on the experimental release of Photorealistic 3D Tiles, available through their Map Tiles API. Photorealistic 3D Tiles, announced at Google I/O, use the Open Geospatial Consortium’s 3D Tiles community standard by Cesium. The Map Tiles API serves Photorealistic 3D Tiles to an open ecosystem of 3D Tiles-enabled runtimes including CesiumJS, Unreal Engine, Unity, and NVIDIA Omnivers ..read more
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Hivemapper is 1M kilometers closer to goal of beating Google Maps
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by News Desk
1y ago
Hivemapper, the startup that puts dashcams on ride-hail and delivery vehicles to map the world, is getting a little closer to its goal of toppling the B2B mapping empire that Google has built reported by TechCrunch. Hivemapper said it collected more than 1 million kilometers of unique street-level imagery. However, Hivemapper collected this data over the last three months. It took Google from 2007 to 2019 to collect 16.1 million kilometers of unique road data. Now the startup aims to map 10 million unique road kilometers by early next year. Hivemapper relies on individual contributors around t ..read more
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Google Announces AI Initiatives Around Vernaculars, Healthcare
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by Jeffy Jacob
1y ago
Google for India 2022 started with executives announcing products, projects, and developments. CEO Sundar Pichai said start-ups in India were getting noticeable scale and that more policies can help to allow start-ups to scale across the country. At the event, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav said AI would play a very big role in India’s tech story. He said multiple fields like agriculture, different languages, and credit access will see the deployment of AI. The event’s opening remarks were given by Sanjay Gupta, president of G ..read more
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A Google solution for consumers and retailers
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by Sheena Sachdeva
3y ago
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a transformation in purchasing patterns. From ordering essential goods online to opting for home delivery of food, consumers are today choosing safety, convenience, and value, and are more open to switching brands. Buy Online, Pick Up in Store (BOPIS), which was already an emerging trend, has gained momentum in the last one year. According to the COVID-19 Consumer Pulse Surveys by McKinsey & Company, more than 60% of customers have changed their shopping habits.  On the other hand, retailers, who have had to adapt to the changing preference ..read more
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Goodbye, Michael Jones, the man who gave the power of maps in our hands
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by Anusuya Datta
3y ago
Michael Jones, founder of Google Earth, passed away on January 18. This a tribute to the man who gave the power of maps in our hands. We all have a story. Our lives are replete with our personal triumphs and failures, evolution and transformation. And in some cases, the inventions and innovations they bring in, and the lasting impact they leave on the larger society. Michael Jones left us on January 18, leaving behind an illustrious career and his gift to the modern society – the power of maps in our hands.   Almost all of us know Google Earth. But not everyone among us know the man behi ..read more
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Google Maps not needed: Maserati cars to feature TomTom navigation software
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by News Desk
3y ago
TomTom has become the official provider of maps, navigation software, and connected services for the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) in-vehicle infotainment system. Customers getting the new Ghibli, Levante, and Quattroporte will be the first to try out TomTom’s solutions in their cars later this year, while the MC20 supercar will receive the same software next year when it launches. TomTom will offer IQ Maps, traffic data, connected navigation services, and destination prediction, with the UI to be displayed not only on the center console but also on the cluster screens. One particular f ..read more
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Google Maps gets an overhaul – more colors, more accuracy
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by Anusuya Datta
4y ago
Shortly after announcing that it is improving Google Maps in Apple CarPlay and on the Apple Watch, Google Maps has gone for a complete design overhaul by rolling out new visual improvements that bring even more detail and granularity to the map. This has been made possible by applying new color-mapping algorithmic technique on the satellite imagery it possesses on a global scale. The new maps make it easier to understand what an area looks like — whether you’re exploring virtually or planning a visit. Available in all 220 countries and territories that Google Maps supports, amounting to a cove ..read more
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Google Maps getting upgraded on Apple CarPlay and Apple Watch
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by News Desk
4y ago
According to a report by CNBC, Google announced that it is improving Google Maps in Apple CarPlay and on the Apple watch. Maps comes to the CarPlay Dashboard with the new Google Maps update. It is the primary home screen window, where one can see a lot of things at once for example, the calendar appointments, directions and even the music the user is playing. Apple didn’t allow third-party mapping applications in this area until it issued an iPhone update in March. Earlier users could use Apple Maps on the Dashboard screen or had to just use Google Maps separately and without the added informa ..read more
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CARTO and Google announce strategic partnership
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by News Desk
4y ago
Bookmark(0) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me Google has become a leader in location with its Google Maps launched 15 years ago. Today over 1 billion people use their services monthly, and with vast amounts of location data being generated across all industries there’s an increasing need for geospatial technology that can keep pace. CARTO announced its collaboration with Google Cloud and is now a Google Cloud Partner. This follows CARTO’s work building their Data Observatory 2.0. It will utilize the incredible foundations and capabilities of Google Cloud ..read more
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