Google Maps gets new APIs for environmental information
Google Maps is releasing three APIs that provide information on the environmental status of locations. The APIs use AI and ML to provide the most accurate information.
Google recently introduced the three new APIs. These APIs use AI and ML, combined with satellite and aerial imagery and environm... Read more
Google Workspace is getting new ‘smart chip’ features
Google has announced the addition of new features to Google Workspace aimed at saving time for users. The tech giant previewed the new features at its Cloud Next event last year, and they will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
One of the key updates is the introduction of "smart chips," which e... Read more
Magic Lane launches navigation platform with more privacy than Google Maps
Magic Lane uses thousands of data sources to help pedestrians, cyclists and motorists navigate. Developers can use software development kits to incorporate the platform into proprietary solutions. Unlike Google Maps, end users remain anonymous at all times.
Magic Lane is based in the Netherland... Read more
Google Maps to expand eco-friendly navigation tips to 40+ countries
Google is broadening its eco-friendly routing recommendations on Google Maps to more than 40 European countries.
The fuel-efficient routes functionality, initially launched for users in the United States last year, allows Google Maps users to view the most eco-friendly travel options. Fuel-effic... Read more
Google Maps gets new aerial views, cycling maps and tracking options
To help you plan your vacation, Google Maps is introducing photorealistic aerial views of roughly 100 of the world's most iconic locations to Google Maps, including Barcelona, London, New York, San Francisco, and Tokyo.
The summertime vacation season has begun, and people are using Google ... Read more
Google Maps adds traffic-light and stop signs to navigation mode
Google Maps may feel like it has added everything it can add. However, there are still new features and pieces of information they can add. For instance, traffic-light and stop-sign icons have been added to the navigation mode.
Since 2020, traffic lights have shown up on Google Maps in seve... Read more
Google Cloud introduces new API designation for Enterprises
Google promises to adhere to a set of "tenets" to make life easier for their Enterprise customers.
This week Google Cloud announced it is rolling out a new designation for a set of APIs. The company says the new designation is important for enterprise customers. The new APIs will be available ac... Read more
Amazon launches competitor for Google Maps
Amazon Web Services announced that it is making a new service generally available. The service helps developers add location-based capabilities like package tracking to apps. Amazon location Service is a simple and cheap way to add location functionality to all kinds of apps.
All of this is done... Read more
EU plans antitrust measures to force big tech companies to play fair
The EU is gearing to force big tech companies to share customer data with significantly smaller competitors. The Financial Times reported the story on Wednesday and cited an early draft of the ‘Digital Services Act’ regulations.
Amazon and Google shall not use data collected on the platform ... Read more
Google adds an overlay to Maps, showing Covid-19 cases and trends
Google announced on Wednesday an update for Google Maps that will show users a new Covid-19 layer. With it, one can have a much clearer understanding of the number of cases in a given area. With the pandemic continuing its fast spread in many countries and a second wave looming on the horizon, this... Read more