Tag Archive | "Google Maps"

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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Monopoly City Streets: the biggest board ever

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Hasbro and Google have teamed up to create the biggest game of Monopoly ever, with the board being the entire world in Google Maps. They are calling it “Monopoly City Streets“. The basic premise is that you start out with $US3 million. Then you can roam Google Maps and buy any street in the world [...]

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Google Maps: Favourite Places

Monday, July 20, 2009

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Google Maps has just launched a new app called “Favourite Places” as a tourist guide from the many different perspectives of influential locals. Selecting somewhere like New York City gives you personally bookmarked locations to visit, each with personal notes of why that spot was chosen and related images. Not sure it will be a [...]

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Vodafone #ukhols Map: Twitter/Google Mashup

Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Vodafone in the UK has just launched a #ukhols map, a great little mashup of Twitter & Google maps where the twitter sphere can tweet to #ukhols followed by their age, sex and postcode with the city (most tweets look like this #ukhols 24 M RG6 Cairo) to have the Vodafone site plot their next [...]

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Zappos Real Time Purchase Mapping

Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Zappos have launched a pretty good little Widget that GEO Maps real time orders from their website with a nice fluid visualization that plots the shipping destination of every signle order live through the Google Maps API. Not only is it a cool widget, it actually helps their to project the success of their business upon their customers. We all know [...]

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