Tag Archive | "Google Maps"

Google Maps: Explore Loch Ness In Street View

Monday, April 27, 2015

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It’s here. The Loch Ness In Street View. And with it, the list of things you can actually do on Google Maps continues to expand with ever more functionality and innovation. This week, Google launched the mapping of Loch Ness, street-view style, that lets you search for the mythical monster both above and below water. [...]

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Google Maps: The Street View Time Machine

Friday, April 25, 2014

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Have you ever wondered if you could go back in time on Google’s Street View? Well, now you can with ‘Time Machine’ from Google Maps. A new feature that allows users to view street view images, and then go back in time with Doc Brown, via imagery from past Street View collections dating back to [...]

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Google Maps: Explore the Grand Canyon

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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On their quest to map the earth Google Maps has gone off road with the release of these panoramic images of the Grand Canyon which allow people to virtually explore this natural wonder by viewing the site with full 360° views. Google’s ever expanding image collection aims to give people wider access to the world [...]

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LEGO: Build with Google Chrome

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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It was only a matter of time before Lego released something like this and it’s pretty cool! LEGO and Google Chrome have joined forces to create Build, the largest LEGO set the world has ever seen, online on a Google map. The video above is one of the ads for Build and shows the Sydney [...]

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Google April Fools: 8-Bit Google Maps

Monday, April 2, 2012

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Simply awesome. For the last few years Google has thrown out great little April Fools, and this might just be the coolest (or at least the most old-skool) yet, launching this video promoting 8-Bit Google Maps for Nintendo! And while it’s obvious it’s an April Fools prank, they actually built it into Google Maps and [...]

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Google Maps: Explore Your World Ad

Sunday, January 15, 2012

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It seems like Google has been pumping out a tonne of new ads recently… and this one, launched just a few days ago at CES 2012, again honours their famous analogue story telling style. The ad takes the form of the classic labyrinth game that you might have on your iPhone, but is re-imagined as [...]

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Google Maps 6.0 Goes Indoors at IKEA

Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Sure, just about every street in the world has been mapped now, but how about your local airport or IKEA store? Well, the latest version of Google Maps (6.0) now works indoors, in a whole bunch of places across the US and Japan to start. But don’t worry that there isn’t many indoor maps just [...]

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Volkswagen BlueMotion: Real Time Roulette

Monday, August 22, 2011

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Volkswagen have turned a Norway road into a real time game of roulette using Google Maps. In order to highlight the main feature of the new Golf BlueMotion car (it’s low fuel consumption), in a meaningful and memorable way to consumers, Volkswagen created the BlueMotion Roulette game. To do this they drove a Golf BlueMotion [...]

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MINI Maps: Google Maps Racing Advergame

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Ok, so this is pretty dam cool. Mini France has just launched a Social / Google Maps mash-up advergame called “Mini Maps“. It’s a Facebook app that lets you customise a virtual MINI and then challenge Facebook friends to time trials around the world through a Google Maps mash-up, which basically has you racing your [...]

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BMW / Need for Speed: Shift

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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EA Games has a great Twitter promotion running at the moment catering to car aficionados, and gamers alike for their new Need For Speed: Shift game. There are five missions that need to be completed over five days. Todays mission? Find a BMW on Google Maps Street View, take a screenshot and post it to [...]

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