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X marks the spot: Google Maps for iOS adds location sharing for Facebook and Messenger

Sharing you location from Google Maps just got a lot easier. Version 4.8.0 of Google Maps for iOS lets you share your location to friends on Facebook or anyone you're chatting with via Messenger.

15 useful Google Maps tips and tricks you need to know about

How good are your navigation skills? We've got a delectable menu of Google Maps tips and tricks for you right here, to take the pain out of your trips. Go from newbie to mapping master with this guide.
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Mapping the Earth is the next tech battlefield: DT Daily 1:35

Apple and google are furiously trying to map the planet, and it's not just so you don't get lost. Plus, there a new VR camera from Jaunt aimed at producing pro-level content.

Newest Google Maps addition: Every grade-level railroad crossing in the U.S.

Although injuries from grade-level railroad crossing accidents decreased last year, the number of accidents and deaths increased. In an effort to curb these incidents, Google will now include every U.S. grade-level railroad crossing in…

Afraid of heights? Explore Yosemite’s El Capitan from your couch with Street View

Google's latest mapping project involves a lot of verticality. A team shot images from Yosemite's El Capitan rock face. It's yet another impressive addition to the service's vast library of images.

Google Maps now alerts you if your destination is about to close

Arriving at a cafe, store or some such place only to find it closed is always annoying. In a bid to help, Google Maps has introduced a new feature that alerts you if the place you're navigating to will be closed when you get there.

Explore the other 70 percent of the Earth’s surface with Google Ocean Street View

Don't have the time to take a real vacation? Take a virtual one instead. With Google Ocean Street View, users can now explore under the sea, including the Great Barrier Reef and other hidden gems.

Google sets photo spheres free with new Street View app and Google Maps support

All those cool photo spheres Android and iPhone users have been uploading to the Google View community will soon become a part of Google Maps. The photo spheres will be visible in the new Street View app.
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Google adds live transit tracking to six locations on Google Maps

If you're wondering when your bus is going to arrive, you can check Google Maps. Google is rolling out live transit information in six locations: Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, the UK, the Netherlands, and Budapest.

Google Maps and YouTube will work offline for people in developing countries

Google has announced it's working hard on an offline feature for Google Maps, but rather than a simplified version, it will contain many of the major features, including turn-by-turn navigation -- all without a data connection.

Google executive vows to do better after racists results appear in Google Maps

Following the PR nightmare of the racist Google Maps search for "n---- house" that landed users at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Google has issued an official apology by vice president of Engineering and Product Management Jen Fitzpatrick.

Google beefs up navigation to help you avoid Memorial Day jams

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, Google's adding more detailed alternate routes and real-time traffic information. The goal is to provide a better explanation for its automated detours.