Google Maps Updates With Most Detailed Satellite Images Ever
Google Maps has received a major overhaul thanks to new satellite imagery which was introduced this week. The addition of 700 trillion pixels of new image data collected by the Landsat 8 satellite and by using digital combing to piece together a ‘cloudless’ mosaic means that the Google Maps satellite view and Google Earth are […]
Google Earth Pro Now Free
The standalone Google Earth program is impressive – it’s a lot better than the Google Maps satellite view, and is capable of rendering cities and buildings in three dimensions for unprecedented access to places you’ve never ever been before. The experience is special, to put bluntly, and is really worth checking out for yourself. Whilst the […]
Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with Her Majesty’s Favourite Gadgetry!
With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next Tuesday and the Great Britain currently covering literally everything with Union Jack colours ready to celebrate her impressive 60 years on the throne (our record is closer to 60 minutes) the Gadget Helpline’s officially and reluctantly bequeathed Royal Correspondent will help you discover Her Majesty’s favourite gadgetry and tech […]
Celebrate the Queen’s 86th Birthday with Her Majesty’s Favourite Gadgetry!
With the Queen’s 86th birthday this Saturday and the countdown on till the nationwide Jubilee celebration of her impressive 60 years on the throne (our record is closer to 60 minutes) the Gadget Helpline’s officially and reluctantly bequeathed Royal Correspondent will help you discover Her Majesty’s favourite gadgetry and tech treasures by Royal app-ointment! You […]
Creative Ad Agency Turns Google Maps Into First-Person-Shooter Game
An act of genius – or genuinely disturbing? Creative advertising agency Pool Worldwide utilised the immersive Google Maps location and tour guide with photographic Street View and provided its worldly travellers with a M4A1 assault rifle turning it into a first-person-shooter called Google Shoot View. Arming geographiles with the deadly weapon, the ad co. hijacked […]
Google Earth to document hidden Amazon Rainforest village
Following fantastic views of popular tourist sites across Europe, including the Colosseum of Rome and the Château de Fontainebleau of France, Google plans to take us for a walk on the wild side – presenting the world with a never-before-seen look at the tiny village of Tunbira, deep within the Amazon rainforest through its stunning Google […]
Google Earth offers London tour of Royal Wedding hot spots.
Planning a trip to our capital this Friday for the Royal Wedding? For those of you wanting to pick a perfect position to catch a glimpse of the happy couple, Google are kindly offering a 3D virtual tour of the hot spots along the London procession route for the big day – which is now […]
Nokia launches new 3D beta for Ovi Maps
In a move that is most likely to keep up with Google Earth, Nokia has today launched a new beta of its Ovi Maps service which now adds a new 3D layer. The new beta is ready to test now, although you’ll have to download the 11MB plug-in. Once installed, you will then have a […]
Google Maps satellite imagery reveals devastation in Japan
Yesterday we wrote how Google Maps has now allowed us to explore some truly beautiful sights and European landmarks via its latest tour feature. Today the coin is flipped, as Google is releasing images from their satellite map service revealing the scale of the devastation caused by recent earthquakes and the tsumani in Japan. The […]