A Canadian man used images from Google's Street View to fight a speeding ticket in court. The judge dropped the ticket, but the police maintains that the driver was going nearly 20 kilometers an hour over the limit in a school zone.
Code in the newest version of app points to upcoming new features like speed limit notifications and improved integration with food delivery apps. No word yet on when they'll launch, unfortunately, but it might not be long.
Google has unveiled a myriad of updates on its Developers Blog, all with the goal of making Street View, you know, less bad. These updates allow for a much more realistic sense of your surroundings when you explore a new destination.
Google Maps now has a Wi-Fi only mode that shuts off data access for the app -- useful if you're trying to save your data. It's even more useful if you have downloaded areas for offline use, and you can now save them to your SD card.
Just a couple days after Google-owned Waze announced updates in anticipation of the Olympic Games, Google Maps has unveiled improvements of its own. And not a moment too soon -- the Summer Olympics kick off in Rio on Friday.
Google has released a new educational app called Verne: The Himalayas. The experimental app lets you explore the mountain range as Verne, a fuzzy Yeti. The more points of interest you hit, the more you learn about the Himalayas.
Google wants you! Why? To help edit all the information on Maps, of course. The company has announced a number of new features aimed at making maps more accurate. Features include a suggest an edit button and an add a missing place button.
Google Maps for desktop has long let you set multiple destinations for your trip, however it has been missing from Android so far. Not anymore! Now you can finally set multiple destinations to your trip in Google Maps for Android.