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  1. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Google’s ‘time machine’ maps its way into the past

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:20pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... machine maps into HK's past Remember how West Kowloon looked without the high-speed railway construction going on? A new function on Google Maps may help refresh your memory. The technology ... street views. Street views of 56 countries and more than 3,000 cities are now viewable on Google Maps. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Online map-makers chart new course

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by BRIAN MCCLENDON

    ... is having the most profound impact on the world's most remote and undeveloped regions. In Africa, for example, road coverage on Google Maps increased from 20 per cent in 2008 to 75 per cent ... Brian McClendon Brian McClendon says citizen cartographers are helping to expand people's worldview Online map-makers charting a new course Noé Diakubama, an emigrant from ...

  3. News - Lifestyle - TECHNOLOGY

    It's Google shop view as search giant launches Indoor Maps in Hong Kong and Macau

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Google puts interiors on the map Google Maps users now have a new way of finding shops, ATMs and even toilets in more than 70 malls and hotels around Hong Kong ... said Google Maps Asia-Pacific head Ben Luk. "You can see where the shops and even the elevators are." Android and iOS device users can view floor plans for every level ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Waze traffic app integrated in Google Maps

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 03:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Google said it has begun integrating into its online maps features from the Waze traffic app it acquired earlier this year in a deal said to be worth some US$1 billion. “No one likes getting stuck in traffic. That’s why the Waze and Google Maps teams are working together to harness the power of Google technology and the passion of the Waze ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Google buys satellite company Skybox Imaging

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Google in deal forsatellite company Google said it is acquiring satellite company Skybox Imaging for US$500 million as it works to bolster its mapping services ... to less than a metre. "Skybox's satellites will help keep Google Maps accurate with up-to-date imagery," Google said on its website. "Over time, we also hope that Skybox's ...

  6. News - World - CARTOGRAPHY

    'Phantom island' riddle solved, says New Zealand researcher

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 02:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney A New Zealand researcher on Monday claimed to have solved the riddle of a mystery South Pacific island shown on Google Earth and world maps which does not exist, blaming a whaling ship from 1876. The phantom landmass in the Coral Sea is shown as Sandy Island on Google Earth and Google maps and is supposedly midway between Australia ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Google map shows 29 years of change

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Christy Choi and Laura Zhou Project uses decades of satellite images to highlight effects of development across earth Google map shows 29 years of change Ever wondered how much Hong Kong has changed since 1984? Google has teamed up with Time magazine, Nasa and the US Geological Survey to create time-lapse videos from satellite images of what's happened to the earth over ...

  8. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google team maps Arctic town with Inuit expert's help

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Montreal Google team maps Arctic town with Inuit's help It has charted the world's highest peaks, the ocean floor, the Amazon rainforest and even provided a glimpse into the hermit state of North Korea. But Google's mission to map the world has steered clear of the inhospitable Arctic. Now, however, the search-engine firm is embarking on what ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Google goes multilingual on Hong Kong maps with voice command

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The new app allows voice commands to take drivers where they want to go Google goes multilingual on maps City drivers will not be lost in translation as Google rolls out a trilingual voice-command function for Hong Kong's Google Maps, enabling people to navigate streets with a smartphone. Drivers can now "speak" to the app ...

  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    3-D tracking technology for mobile phones being studied at Google

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Google works on mobile technology that would allow indoor mapping or help the blind navigate In the market for a 3-D phone tracker? Watch this space Google has announced a research project aimed at allowing smartphones to track users' surroundings in three dimensions. Its potential applications include indoor mapping, gaming and helping ...




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