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Nokia Here collection vehicle hands-on (video) — Engadget

“From top to bottom, this mast features a military-grade GPS antenna, a 360-degree panorama camera in a white pod (which captures the spherical views you’ll see in Nokia Here), a Velodyne LIDAR unit in a spinning silver cylinder (for 3D mapping), high-resolution signage cameras in a black box (for forwards and backward automatic feature extraction) and finally a wheel encoder to measure distance / velocity.”

via Nokia Here collection vehicle hands-on (video) — Engadget.

TomTom unveils location based services, portal to help put developers on the map — Engadget

“many folks are aware that TomTom provides mapping services to third-parties. Now the navigation company is offering cloud-based services like map display, routing, traffic and geocoding to all, alongside a developer portal with the tools to program them. That’ll pit it against rivals like Nokia and Google in providing location data for fleet management, traffic planning or geolocation analysis apps, for instance.”

via TomTom unveils location based services, portal to help put developers on the map — Engadget.

Google updates Maps and Earth with more high-res and 45-degree images, encourages wanderlust — Engadget

“Google has expanded its high-res Maps and Earth offerings to cover a whopping 164 cities and 108 countries / regions, while its brand new 45-degree imagery is now available for 60 cities (40 in the US and 20 abroad) — the list is long, so check out the source to discover all the locations. The photos are pretty stunning; highlights include a live look at the Space Needle’s orange paint job for its 50th anniversary, an overhead look at Austrian bridges and an angled view of the Thun Castle in Switzerland.”

via Google updates Maps and Earth with more high-res and 45-degree images, encourages wanderlust — Engadget.

WSJ: Native iOS Google Maps app being tested externally with turn-by-turn navigation baked in — Engadget

“Citing an unnamed source, the Wall Street Journal says Page and Co. are distributing a test version of the fabled app to folks outside the firm, making good on their earlier commitment to bring Google Maps to iOS. The WSJ’s source expects the app to be outfitted with turn-by-turn navigation, but didn’t mention when it might finally see an official release.”

via WSJ: Native iOS Google Maps app being tested externally with turn-by-turn navigation baked in — Engadget.

Indian Railways launches RailRadar, lets you track trains via Google Maps — Engadget

Indian Railways has just made it a little easier for rail travelers with a new web app called RailRadar, which uses Google Maps to track trains on a real-time basis. This is certainly welcome on one of the largest rail networks in the world — it operates more than 10,000 trains everyday — though the service is only available on 6,500 trains for now.

via Indian Railways launches RailRadar, lets you track trains via Google Maps — Engadget.

Google’s ‘biggest ever’ Street View update doubles special collections, refreshes 250,000 miles of roads — Engadget

Google’s eponymous mapping system has received plenty of good press recently, but the company knows it can’t take some time out to enjoy its position. As such, Mountain View’s pushing out what it calls the biggest update to Street View it has ever undertaken, refreshing 250,000 miles of road imagery and doubling the amount of special collections. Some of the new attractions you can visit from the comfort of your home include Catherine Palace in Russia, Stanley Park in Vancouver and Singapore’s Fort Canning Park.

via Google’s ‘biggest ever’ Street View update doubles special collections, refreshes 250,000 miles of roads — Engadget.

Google Maps for Android adds turn-by-turn biking navigation, helps pedal-pushers in 10 more countries – Engadget

Google Maps for Android adds turn-by-turn biking navigation, helps pedal-pushers in 10 more countries – Engadget.

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