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Google Maps to display virus-related transit alerts

Jun 10, 2020 - 12:46 PM

The transit alerts are rolling out in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Colombia, France, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, and the US where information from local transit agencies is available

Google Maps now shows info on DOTr's free hospital shuttle services

Apr 06, 2020 - 4:13 PM

There are 19 existing routes within Metro Manila, and with lines from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan all the way to Cabuyao, Laguna

GOOGLE MAPS. The Google app now shows information on free shuttle services for health professionals. Image from Google

Google Maps marks 15-year milestone with new features

Feb 07, 2020 - 12:03 PM

Google Maps now has more than one billion monthly active users for its app, and has mapped more than 220 countries and territories

Photo from Google

Google Maps rolling out update to help Manila cars on coding day

Feb 13, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The number coding option on Google Maps will let users attempt to plot routes that bypass coding-restricted areas in Metro Manila

NUMBER CODING OPTION. Google Maps will have a number coding option available in partnership with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. Screenshot from livetsream

No more lines for gov't permits? P422M automation budget sought

Aug 20, 2017 - 10:37 AM

This what we need—a combined Google and Waze for a public wanting to get data or service from the government in a manner that is fast and in many cases free says Senator Ralph Recto

7 fakta menarik tentang Google Maps

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Tahukah kamu bahwa Google Maps sudah memetakan dunia di lebih dari 200 negara dan wilayah?

FAKTA GOOGLE MAPS. Tahukah kamu, ternyata Google Maps telah memetakan lebih dari 200 negara dan wilayah di dunia. Foto dari akun Twitter @Goggle_IDN

Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row

May 08, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Technical teams of both countries will use GPS and Google Maps as well as other means to get the answer to a border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan Abdul Razeq police chief of Afghanistan s Kandahar province says

LNMB renamed 'Libingan ng Mga Bayani and Friends' on Google Maps

Nov 11, 2016 - 4:39 PM

Libingan ng mga Bayani is a grave misnomer some netizens believe

Taiwan asks Google to blur images of South China Sea island

Sep 22, 2016 - 2:10 PM

The development comes after Taiwan last year inaugurated a solar powered lighthouse an expanded airstrip and a pier as part of efforts to strengthen defense capabilities on Taiping Island

This undated handout picture released by Chiang Chi-chen, legislator of Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on September 22, 2016 shows four Y-shaped structures (foreground C) jutting out to sea on the Taiwan-controlled Taiping Island that is part of the Spratlys archipelago. Office of Taiwan legislator Chiang Chi-Chen/Handout/AFP

The geography of Pokémon Go and how it can help improve cities

Aug 12, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The effects are mixed as we catch ‘em all and everyone’s been caught

Google, Disney team up for Star Wars tie-in

Nov 24, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The tweaks to the various Google products make up Google and Disney s Awaken the Force Within campaign


Philippines gets Street View on Google Maps

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:23 PM

Google s Street View mode allows users to visually explore maps through panoramic street level photographs taken by members of the Google team


New PNP chief, PH vs China, Google maps | 6PM wRap

Jul 14, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furor

Jul 14, 2015 - 11:37 AM

The Google Maps website on Tuesday July 14 referred to the rich fishing ground – a subject of a case lodged by the Philippines at an international arbitration tribunal – by its international name Scarborough Shoal

'NEUTRAL' LABEL. Scarborough Shoal on Google Maps. Screen grab from Google Maps

Platforms are conquering the business world – Internet experts

May 02, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Platforms are creating a world where every consumer is now also a producer

Google Maps lets you play Pac-Man

Apr 01, 2015 - 12:18 PM

The early April Fool s joke lets users play Pac Man in select locations around the world turning city streets into a maze for Pac Man to navigate

PAC-MAN. Screen shot from Google Maps

A guide for navigating Metro Manila

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Navigate the streets of Metro Manila with the right websites and apps

[Pinoy Mind Map] Is the Philippines a small country?

Jun 28, 2014 - 8:30 AM

I can t help but wonder how much the representation in the Mercator world map affects how one gauges the importance of one s own country

Google Maps give travelers option to travel via dragon

Jun 04, 2014 - 7:52 PM

Ever wondered what Daenerys babies have been up to all summer? Seems llike they ve been helping travelers in Westeros – err – Wales

Pokemon Challenge: 'Gotta catch em all' on Google Maps

Apr 01, 2014 - 3:50 PM

Google s April Fool s prank allows users to catch Pokemon using Google Maps

Google says sorry to Germany over 'Adolf Hitler Square'

Jan 10, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Google apologizes after a major square in Berlin regained its Nazi era name Adolf Hitler on Google Maps for a few hours

Yolanda damaged 3,171 schools - DepEd

Nov 21, 2013 - 3:04 PM

UPDATED The department encourages schools to resume classes as soon as possible as a way of helping students recover from disasters

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

WebHits: Google brings you the view from the Eiffel Tower

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Have you always wanted to know what the view is like from the Eiffel Tower?

Google Maps upgraded for Android, iOS, web app

Jul 17, 2013 - 11:54 PM

An upgraded version of Google Maps is now available for iOS Android and web app users

NOT JUST ON IPADS. The new version of Google Maps is now available for Android and iOS devices, as well as on the web. Screen shot from Google

Google Maps gets new features

Jul 11, 2013 - 8:38 PM

Google Maps gets revamped with new features included and other features tweaked

NEW FEATURES. Along with a native tablet display, Google Maps is redesigned and improved with new features. Screen shot from Google

World of Harry Potter in Google Street View

Jul 10, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Apparate to the magical shopping district with Google Maps

DIAGON ALLEY. Take a virtual trip to the Wizarding World. All images from Google Street View

Google ordered to hand over data from Street View

Jun 22, 2013 - 12:22 AM

British authorities give Internet giant Google 35 days to delete any remaining data mistakenly collected by its Street View cars when taking city snapshots for its map service

GOOGLE SEARCH. Google has 35 days to delete data acquired by its Street View cars

Google to buy navigation app Waze

Jun 12, 2013 - 12:05 AM

Google did not disclose how much the deal cost but Israeli media said it would exceed 1 3 billion

GOOGLE BUYS WAZE. Google acquires Waze in a billion-dollar deal.

Schools, parks, and gulags: Google unveils detailed North Korea map

Jan 29, 2013 - 3:13 PM

The Google version offers a detailed map of the isolated state showing hospitals subway stops and schools even sprawling re education camps

A satellite view of Pyongyang, North Korea, on Google Maps. Image courtesy of Google.

TechRap: Photo app war chronicles

Dec 16, 2012 - 4:35 AM

Google Maps marks its return to iOS we put your airline management skills to the test with Pocket Planes and chronicle the brewing mobile photo sharing wars is it Instagram vs Twitter or Instagram vs Facebook? And is it too late for old player Flickr to catch up?

Google Maps for iPhone released

Dec 13, 2012 - 12:55 PM

The long awaited Google Maps app for the iPhone has been released

Apple CEO apologizes for maps shortcomings

Sep 28, 2012 - 10:06 PM

UPDATED We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better

Image courtesy of Apple /

Apple courts developers vital to its popularity

Jun 10, 2012 - 10:08 AM

Apple on Monday June 11 will spotlight next generation software for its coveted gadgets as it kicks off its annual gathering of developers whose applications are vital to the company s success