New Google Maps was introduced one day ago during Google I/O 2013 keynote.It’s redesigned to be simple,clean with rich information.Applying the latest WebGL technology,the new Google Maps runs very smoothly in Chrome browser.
I requested to have a try on the latest Google Maps and luckily I’ve been in first group of people to try it right away.
Google Maps has been most interactive maps in the world.You could simply click on anything on the map and it will extract every helpful information to you.
Google Maps also allows you to discover undersea or the universe with Earth view.You could even use the 3D mode to ‘visit’ some places that you wanna be. Continue reading →
Google held a briefing for its map products yesterday showing the latest technology they have which is being integrated into the existing services:Google Maps and Google Earth.
In the briefing,the Googler Peter Birch showed the key points:very detailed and enhanced offline,3D maps.
Google says the improvements will be done in coming weeks and all could be run in Android and iOS(including iPad).However,he didn’t give out the details about which versions of Android/iOS devices could be fully supported.As recently a lot of rumors saying Apple will drop Google Maps in iOS 6,I believe the movement Google’s taking is to strike back Apple’s threat.
Take a preview of this new experience on Google Earth now:
With this enhanced 3D imagery,I think we could have a tour just in front of computers.What do you think?
Actually I think this ought to be an additional feature of Google Maps.
Google Latitude allows people to update and share their locations with their friends.You should not worry about your privacy because you can opt to share,set or hide your locations and you can only share your locations with certain friends.Again,you can also create your status messages and upload your photos within Latitude so that your friends even can know what you’re doing currently.Here’s the official video instruction:
So if you have a GPS-enabled mobile phone in hand,you’re able to try this new gadget in seconds-just visit google.com/latitude on your mobile web browser.Your life will be more alive soon.