Google Maps

  • Quiz: Can you identify these famous Indian landmarks as seen from space? 20-06-2014 12:18 PM

    Some are historical monuments and heritage sites while others are prominent geographical landmarks. You've seen these famous Indian landmarks several times in photos. This is how they look from space. How many can you identify? ...
  • World Cup 2014: Travel through Brazil's 37 painted streets with Google Maps Street View 12-06-2014 01:53 PM

    New Delhi: After letting football fans dive into World Cup venues in Brazil without having to leave home, Google now lets the fans travel through the painted streets of Brazil. Brazilians, every four years, come together to show their love of football by painting their streets. The free online mapping...
  • Do these Google Maps satellite images actually show a plane blown up to pieces at Karachi Airport? 09-06-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday was attacked by Taliban militants and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle. While the Pakistan authorities state that no planes were damaged during the attack, Google Maps satellite images show an airplane in the parking bay blown to...
  • Take a trip inside the Football World Cup venues with Google Maps Steet View 06-06-2014 04:28 PM

    San Francisco: Google Maps on Thursday began letting soccer fans dive into World Cup venues in Brazil without having to leave home. The free online mapping service added "Street View" imagery of all 12 World Cup stadiums along with scenes captured on roads painted in festive tribute to the major...
  • Is that the Loch Ness monster on Apple Maps? 19-04-2014 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: Is the shape that we can see in Apple Maps' satellite image of Loch Ness that of Nessie, the legendary monster that many believe inhabits the waterbody in the Scottish Highlands? The giant squid like shape was also previously spotted on Google Earth about five years ago. Andrew...
  • Google looking for the world's best 'Pokemon Master'. Here's how to apply 01-04-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: It's April Fools' Day and Google is back with its pranks. In one of its pranks for the day, Google welcomes people to apply for a new job opening - Pokemon Master - at Google. It says to have prepared a rigorous test to find the world's best...
  • Google launches indoor maps in India; lets you locate locations inside malls, museums 05-03-2014 02:02 PM

    New Delhi: Technology giant Google has launched indoor maps in India that will help users browse through and locate specific locations inside venues like malls and museums. The service, available as part of Google Maps, is already available in countries like the US, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands....
  • Desert Breath: Explore the spiral in the Egyptian desert on Google Maps 28-02-2014 01:07 PM

    London: No, this is not a landscape for aliens to land their extraterrestrial aircraft or an ancient monument unearthed in the Egyptian desert. This amazing photograph is an environmental art installation and Google Map has taken an awesome image of this piece of artwork from above the sky. Billed as...
  • This video of a virtual 3D tour of the Taj Mahal using Google maps is the most amazing thing you'll see all day 22-02-2014 11:45 AM

    Haven't been to the Taj Mahal? Well, here's your chance to see it in 3D using Google maps. The viral video shows the Taj Mahal in all its glory. The music in the video will definitely make you want to pack your bags and leave right away. Spare three minutes...
  • Google apologises for 'Hitler' name on Google Maps 11-01-2014 01:34 PM

    Berlin: Google apologised Friday after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on the Google Maps service. Google spokeswoman Lena Wagner said the company quickly took down the name after the error was discovered. The intersection was relabeled with its proper name, Theodor-Heuss-Platz, after West Germany's first post-World...
  • Tracking Santa Claus with Google, Microsoft and NORAD 24-12-2013 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: Santa Claus is a part of popular folklore, but tracking Father Christmas has been a high-tech affair for many years now with Google playing an active role. This year Google is tracking Santa Claus' journey across the globe, as he hops from one location to another delivering millions...
  • Google Tips: From Android to YouTube, Google's handy tutorials for its services 16-12-2013 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: Most of us straightaway get to the Google search engine and look for solutions whenever we encounter problems related to Google's services including Gmail, Maps, Chrome, and YouTube. We visit various websites and keep hunting them until we get the best solution to our problems. But to facilitate...
  • Google adds new features to make search more personalised 20-11-2013 05:17 PM

    Taipei: Internet major Google is adding new features to its popular services like search page, maps and youtube to provide more personalised information especially related to day to day lives of its users. Weather updates at the start of the day of or traffic movement during the office hours are...
  • Google Maps shows body of 14-year-old boy; father wants it to be taken down 19-11-2013 10:11 AM

    Richmond: A San Francisco Bay Area man wants Google Maps to remove an aerial image that shows the body of his 14-year-old son, who was shot and killed in 2009. Jose Barrera told KTVU-TV over the weekend that he became aware of the image of his son Kevin earlier in...
  • Google Maps video shows how a man found his lost Indian family after 25 years 16-10-2013 01:38 PM

    Google has now made a video promoting Google Maps out of Saroo Brierley's story of locating his long lost family in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh after 25 years with the help of Google Earth. Google has posted on its official blog detailing Brierley's story. Watch the incredible story of hope, determination...
  • Top 10 most used smartphone apps: Google Maps beats Facebook by a mile 06-08-2013 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: Of all the apps available today for different platforms, GlobalWebIndex has listed the top 10 apps most actively used by the 969.49 million strong global smartphone population. According to data released by GlobalWebIndex, Google Maps is the most used smartphone app, with over 54 per cent of the...
  • Google Latitude to go off the map to make space for Google Plus 11-07-2013 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: Google has announced that Google Latitude, its location sharing service, will no longer be a part of the Google Maps app and that it is retiring the service on August 9, 2013. Google is aggressively pushing its social networking service Google Plus and the Latitude retirement is also...
  • Google Maps update starts rolling out for Android 4.0.3+ devices 10-07-2013 05:46 PM

    Mumbai: Google is finally starting to roll out the much awaited Maps update it had promised back during Google I/O in May. The update brings along a whole revamped interface along with some great new features. The first thing you will notice with this update is that the user interface...
  • Explore Harry Potter film set on Google Map's Street View 07-07-2013 09:32 AM

    Mumbai: Google has now come up with a way for Muggles and Wizards alike to visit Diagon Alley, without have to shell out a lot of Galleons to get to London. The search engine giant has added the well known alley on Google Map's Street View. While Street View mode...
  • Google Maps leads Chinese man abducted 23 years ago back home 18-05-2013 05:15 PM

    Beijing: A Chinese man kidnapped 23 years ago at the age of five and sold to a family 1,500 km from his home, has been reunited with his family again, all thanks to Google Maps. 28-year-old Luo Gang from southwest China's Sichuan province, abducted and taken to Fujian province 23...
  • Google unveils music service; improves maps, photo, other tools 16-05-2013 08:38 AM

    San Francisco: Google used its annual conference for software developers, Google I/O, to unveil several new products, services and features. They include enhancements for online games, maps, search, music and photos and are meant to help the company cement its role in people's technological lives. Here's a look at some...
  • CBI may probe Google's mapping contest 'Mapathon' 22-04-2013 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Google Mapathon event case, in which the US internet giant allegedly violated Indian mapping laws, has been sent to the home ministry with the recommendation of a probe by the CBI cyber crime cell, said BJP MP Tarun Vijay. "Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar has informed that...