Friday, June 8, 2012

Offline Mapping and More Coming to Google Maps

Get ready for the local Internet wars to heat up significantly as Apple prepares to move away from Google Maps and go to their own ‘in house’ maps creation that is the result of a combining of several recent map related acquisitions.
Rather than being viewed as just sitting on their hands while this significant piece of business walks, Google announced today some changes to the Google Maps offering.
As reported by Mashable
Offline mapping for Android phones, Street View for nature trails and 3D Google Earth maps are all improvements coming to Google Maps in the near future.The three new features were unveiled by company executives at a press event at the company’s San Francisco offices.
Of the three the offline mapping might be the most interesting in that if you find yourself somewhere where there is no WiFi or xG connection you can still have your map to guide you.

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