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Google Maps Overrun By Cats? Hacker Leaves Easter Egg

Google Maps cat baffles, gets taken down

Google Maps is becoming notorious for its real life Easter eggs, but a recent discovery has even Google baffled. Apparently a hacker has gone in and left a cat in the online mapping service. When Google discovered the hack, New Zealand head of communications Annie Baxter admitted she didn’t know how it got there. “We… Read more »

April Fool’s Day: Google Maps Is Taken Over By Pokemon [VIDEO]

Pokemon Master

Happy April Fool’s Day everyone! Here at The Inquisitr, we hope to be your #1 source for all the trending jokes happening today! However, April Fool’s Day jokes actually started yesterday, and Google Maps was the first to hit us! According to the Huffington Post, Google released a video in which they are looking for… Read more »

Google Street View Adds Access To Over 100 Indian Monuments

Google Street View Maps

Google Street View has partnered with the Indian Ministry of Culture and the Archeological Survey of India to show more 360-degree panoramic views for more than 100 monuments from all over India. The Google Street View for each monument includes full access to sites that many viewers may never have time to see during their… Read more »

Google Street View Car Crashes Three Times In One Day

Google Street View Car Crashes in Indonesia

A Google Street View car used for creating Google Maps data is responsible for causing three separate traffic accidents in Indonesia on the same day. The vehicle was driving through Bogor on Thursday when its driver caused accident after accident, causing massive traffic headaches near the nation’s capital. According to new agency AFP the first… Read more »

Google Maps Dog Gets A Second Chance

Google Maps Dog Rescued After Being Abandoned

Google Maps dog Sonya has been given a second chance at family life after Internet user Jennifer Velasquez spotted the abandoned canine while using Street View. Velasquez contacted Los Angeles-based Hope for Paws right away, and let them know she had seen the dog near a vacant building. Responding to the call, Eldad Hagar found… Read more »

Google Street View Lets You Stand On World’s Tallest Building

Google Street View lets you stand on top of the world's tallest building

Google Street View lets you stand on top of the world’s tallest building. Google Maps has given us the ability to see things we wouldn’t ordinarily be able to, like landmarks in London while you live in Southern California, for instance. As time goes by, we continue to find little Easter Eggs using the navigation… Read more »

Google Treasure Maps Debut Just In Time For April Fool’s Day

Google Maps Treasure Maps

Google joined other publications on Sunday in launching its April Fool’s day prank a full day early. The company on Sunday announced Google Treasure Maps, its next take on the Google Maps platform. The pirate-style treasure maps were created alongside 2D hand-drawn landmarks and hidden treasure chests. The Google Treasure map platform uses a spyglass… Read more »

Google Maps Adds Ski Trails Support For 100 New Ski Resort Locations

Google Maps for Ski Restort TrailsGoogle Maps for Ski Restort Trails

The team at Google Maps has expanded its ski runs for 100 additional ski resorts throughout North America. The search giant on Monday announced that the new trail maps were added for 100 new resort locations throughout the United States and Canada. Among some of the major resorts to receive the new trails support are… Read more »

Google Maps Street View Takes To The Mountains

Google Street Views Maps

In its never ending attempt to map out the world in photos, the team at Google Maps Street View have begun taking to the mountains. So far the world’s largest search engine has taken to the Aconcagua mountains in South America, Mount Elbrus in Europe, Kilimanjaro in Africa, and Asia’s Everest Base Camp. Those particular… Read more »

Woman Catches Cheating Boyfriend On Internet Map

Woman Catches Cheating Boyfriend

A Russian woman dumped her cheating boyfriend after she discovered him walking around affectionately with his ex-girlfriend on Yandex Maps — a map site very similar to Google Maps but powered by a Russian search engine. Unlike Google Maps, Yandex doesn’t blur away faces of pedestrians in its Street View mode. Marina Voinova was searching… Read more »

Google Maps Now Features Streets In North Korea Thanks To User Input

Google Map Maker - North Korea

Google Maps now features various streets throughout North Korea thanks to residents and travelers who have added information via the Google Map Maker program. In previous versions of Google Maps, users were only presented with the secretive country’s coastline, rivers, and the location of Pyongyang. After years of work on behalf of North Korean residents,… Read more »

Australian Police Issue Warning Against Apple Maps


Australian police issued a warning today against using Apple Maps after responding to numerous stranded motorists in the Murray-Sunset National Park. A flaw in the application sent tourists 45 miles away from their intended destination of Mildura, Australia and into the dangerous outback. Temperatures in the region can reach 115 degrees Fahrenheit, and some of… Read more »

Google Street View Adds 250,000 Miles In Major Update

Google Street View has biggest update yet

Google announced Thursday its biggest update yet to its Google Maps Street View feature. CNN reports that the update adds more than 250,000 miles in 17 different countries and also includes an increase in the amount of landmarks users can tour both inside and out. The Street View feature on Google Maps lets users see… Read more »

Apple Headhunters Are Actively Hiring Ex-Google Maps Employees

Google Maps vs Apple Maps

Apple headhunters are actively seeking out former Google Maps employees to help grow the company’s own iOS 6 Maps app. According to a source at TechCrunch Apple headhunters are specifically going after workers who were on contract with Google and not permanent employees. The insider also reveals that former Google workers have been overall excited… Read more »

Google Maps For Android Gets Updated, Offers New Features

Google Maps Update with Search

Google on Thursday rolled out its newest update for Google Maps on Android. With the update users will find themselves with some new and useful features. Announced via the Google Latlong blog Google revealed that the program now adds search capabilities while allow Android users to more easily move between Google Maps while operating various… Read more »