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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.

Google Maps in trouble over racist search that points to the White House

On Tuesday, a number of Google Maps users were alarmed by the the very disturbing discovery that searching the racial slur "n---- king" directed them to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, better known as the White House.

Full-on Google Maps is (almost) working on Android Wear

It appears Google is in the final stages of testing out a full Google Maps experience for Android Wear smartwatches. The right combination of the latest software sees a new Maps app show up on a smartwatch, but it's still not quite ready…