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Transit vs. Moovit: Can either public transit app beat Google Maps?

Everyone's gotta get somewhere, but which of these three apps can do so both accurately and efficiently?

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Nokia's Here Maps drops beta tag, adds 3-D venue maps and improved routing

You can now download offline maps in the background so it doesn't slow down your use of the map's other features.

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Camels, sleds, and fishing boats: 7 wacky Google Street View vehicles

For Google, mapping the world's darkest corners means relying on some very odd Street View vehicles.

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How to create custom maps with Google's MyMaps

The rebranded MyMaps app will step up your cartographic skills.

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How to manage your Google location history

Learn how to use, or get rid of, where your Android phone has tracked you.



New Google Maps ads blend in with their surroundings

Google overhauled advertising for Maps on PCs and mobile by putting them front and center whenever you search for a local business.

Department of Transportation wants control over your phone's navigation apps

Regulators already say they can regulate smartphone navigation apps but want that authority explicitly enshrined in law.


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US government OKs sharper satellite images

A long-standing restriction has been lifted to usher in better quality online mapping.

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Google pays $500 million to buy satellite maker Skybox Imaging

New geographic data could find its way into Google apps.


Apple Maps search may get personal, and much better, thanks to Spotsetter

Apple has reportedly acquired Spotsetter, a social search and mapping startup, after the service said that it had closed down.