Maps

Google Updates Maps with Wheelchair Accessible Routes [u]

Google has announced a new feature in Google Maps, which shows wheelchair accessible routes. The long-awaited update helps people to find timely ways to navigate urban areas that are notoriously unfriendly to people with mobility needs. Accessing accessibility route on Google Maps, on the other hand, is really easy. Simply type your destination as you...

Google Lets Fans Explore Game of Thrones Filming Locations

Google is joining the excitement surrounding the season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones. Google’s Street View team has assembled a collection of images of Game of Thrones filming locations that lets fans explore the series using Google Maps. Some locations include the Arena of Meereen, where Daenerys Targaryen brings back the fighting pits and the […]

Waze is Slowly Trying to Put an End to Those Terrible Left Turns

A new update coming to Waze today will help drivers avoid routes that require turns at “difficult intersections.” This includes turns on a two-way road that does not have a traffic light, intersections that bridge more than two one-way roads, large roundabouts, or turns with reduced visibility. The goal is to help minimize stress for...

Apple to Open Maps Development Office in Hyderabad, India

Besides opening an iOS Apple Design and Development Centre in India, Apple today announced the opening of a new development centre in Hyderabad with a strong focus on its Maps service. The new centre will create 4,000 jobs. “Apple is focused on making the best products and services in the world and we are thrilled...

Google Maps Update For iOS Brings Support For Apple Watch

Today, Google updated its Google Maps app for iOS to version 4.11.0, which adds support for the Apple Watch. The app delivers directions directly to Apple’s wrist-worn device, making it quick and easy to navigate. Along with a new Apple Watch app, today’s update includes a tool for comparing estimated travel times across driving, biking,...

Apple Reveals iOS 9 Maps Transit Data Sources, Business Listings

In a change to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage, Apple revealed an initial list of data providers used to populate the upcoming transit mapping feature in Maps for iOS 9. The webpage also reveals two new aggregators of business listings. While Apple's Maps webpage shows a revision date of June 4, 2015, Apple Maps Marketing...

iOS 9 Gets Smarter Maps with Automatic Directions Feature

As pointed out by Reddit user MrMacNeil, iOS 9 beta can predict what you want even before you unlock your iPhone based on user habits. He noticed that after getting into their car after work, directions home appeared on their iPhone's lock screen. According to AppleInsider, the feature also extends into the Maps app in iOS...

First Look: Toronto Transit Views within Apple Maps in iOS 9

When Apple announced Transit view for Maps in iOS 9 yesterday, the only Canadian launch city listed was Toronto, which again propped up the city as ‘the centre of the universe,’ to those living elsewhere. According to Apple, “Transit view shows you lines and stations right on the map. When you plan a route, every...