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Last week Google announced to have reached coverage for 1 million stops in almost 500 cities worldwide for its transit information service on Google Maps. The Mountain View company also updated its Google Maps for Android app (version 6.10) to make transit information easier to use on the map. Now...
Google is now providing indoor maps for more than 10,000 locations in Google Maps for Android, wrote the Mountain View company in a blog post yesterday. While most of the maps are for U.S. location Google also has indoor maps for the United Kingdom, Canadan Japan and Switzerland. The web giant has...
Google today announced the introdution of indoor maps in Europe, starting with United Kingdom and Switzerland. In the UK Google has partnered with museums, train stations, airports and a few other categories such as well known London department stores Harrods and Peter Jones. In total 40 locations...
Amazon today announced the opening of its Android app store in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain this summer. Developers can already submit apps for these regions. So far Amazon only had its Android app store running in the United States. Even if volumes are much smaller than Google...
Yesterday Apple unwrapped the much awaited iOS 6 operating system that includes a new, home-made version of Maps. “Once again Apple comes very late with a feature others have offered for a long time - but the devil might be in the detail, I'm sure Apple will have done a very good job in creating a...
Google today in a press conference introduced a new type of 3D city models that are built using a technology known as stereophotogrammetry. Stereophotogrammetry uses cameras mounted on planes that take oblique pictures wich are used both to create 3D models and the texture applied to these models....
Formerly known as Yellow Pages Turkey, Yellow Medya was created in 2008 and carved a niche in the Turkish market in investing in a large, accurate database of local businesses. As of April 2012, the Yellow Medya database was comprised of over 750,000 unique business listings categorized into more...
Once upon a time, Yellow Pages companies were monopolists selling advertising to smalll and medium sizes businesses (SMBs). Today the development of digital advertising completely changed their landscape, forcing them to transform into local Internet companies facing web giants such as Google and -...
Google’s switch to paid licensing for the high usage of its Maps API on the web has created an exodus to third party solutions such as the free map data developed by the Openstreetmap (OSM) community, as demonstrated by recent news from Apple, Foursquare, geocaching.com and many others. GPS Business News analyzed this move to understand the real reasons behind it and the long term meaning for the LBS market.
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