May 202013


Google has announced a revamping of Google Maps and it is much more than a few changes. It is a reworking of the entire Google Maps interface from the group up, designed to make Maps more intuitive for users.

One major change is users can now click on any area of a map, and Google will respond by showing you information about what is in the area that you could be interested in, such as restaurants, businesses, and hotels. This is designed to make it easy for visitors to see what is near a particular location, such as discovering what is located near a hotel when someone is visiting a city.

There is much more connection with Google+ and what they display on the map popups, meaning it is much more critical for businesses to make sure their Google+ page is active with correct information, including hours and photos, and user reviews of their business.

MORE:  Google Maps Gets a Brand New Look | ClickZ.




Oct 042011



We’ve seen WordPress do some amazing things, and almost every one of us has used Google Maps to explore the world around us. But Gabe Morton-Cook is taking these two elements and rolling them into one beautiful website, called Travelogic.

This project is intended to bring together three of my passions: Travel, Photography and Interactive Design/Development, as well as to be a method for sharing our travel stories with friends and family.

via This website is a beautiful mashup of WordPress, Google Maps and photography – The Next Web.

Aug 192011

Google has added a weather layer to Google Maps that displays current conditions from around the world, from London right down to the tiniest town in northern New Mexico, where the weather’s always likely to be better than in London.

via Weather layer added to Google Maps | Digital Media – CNET News.

I’ve actually been wishing for this — another great feature. -JA