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Google Maps for Android adds transit schedules and Latitude features

Google Maps on Android was already leaps and bounds ahead of the experience on other mobile devices, but Google just unleashed some new features that make it even better. The latest update adds train and bus schedules, support for adding Google Latitude contacts, and Google Place Pages integration. Android users can now grab transit schedules -- where they're available, anyway -- just by...

Get ready to roll with new biking directions on Google Maps

Google Maps just added one of its most-requested features ever: biking directions! Sure, you could get by on your bike with walking or driving directions, but those often include either freeways or streets with no bike lanes. The directions come with the ability to change routes by dragging and dropping the start and end points of your trip. Since I'm familiar with the bike routes in my area, I...

Google Maps starts to use landmarks for directions... in India

Online mapping sites have pretty much changed the way I get directions. I don't take an atlas with me when I hit the road. Instead, I print out some directions and take a sheet or two of paper with me in the car. And I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this. Step by step directions make it incredibly easy to get from place to place without trying to follow a line on a map. But the whole system...

MapQuest introduces updates for Blackberry, Android, and iPhone

Although we've seen MapQuest struggling to keep up with Google Maps, the popular map service continues to add features and improve existing ones. MapQuest has been especially active in the mobile arena lately, introducing new versions of Mapquest Mobile 4 for BlackBerry and iPhone, and updating its mobile site for iPhone and Android users. The most important new feature on MapQuest's mobile...

Google Maps for Android gets voice and transit search

Android users can now search Google Maps using voice commands, and access Google Transit info from their mobile devices. To use the voice seach, just speak an address or a search term while you're using Google Maps for Android. Google says it currently understands American, Australian and British accents. They've also added store hours, prices, ratings and reviews to their results. Google Maps...

Campus Destinations helps you navigate college campuses

Google Maps is all well and good if you're trying to find directions for your road trip across America. But what if you're a freshman in college and you can never seem to remember how to get from the dining hall to the library? Campus Destinations is a new college-centric map/search engine that can help you on your way. The service includes listings for academic, residential and other buildings...

Avoid traffic with Windows Live Maps

Over the past year or so, pretty much every major online mapping service has added some sort of real-time traffic detection system. But while these systems will let you know which roads to avoid, for the most part they don't do a great job of presenting you with alternatives. Now Microsoft has added a new technology called Clearflow to its Live Maps service which will let you choose a route...

Yahoo! Maps adds drag and drop rerouting

Yahoo! Maps has added the ability to add destinations or change routes simply by dragging and dropping the line from your starting point to your destination. This is a feature Google Maps has had for a few months now, but the Yahoo! Maps version actually has a few extra features that make it well worth the wait. First up, after you change your route, a window will pop up to compare the distance...

Google: you'll never have to ask (a person) for directions again

You can get directions on your PC, your phone, or by talking to that friendly gas station attendant. But if you're the sort of person who never likes to admit you're lost, Google's got you covered. The company plans to add Google Maps features to 3500 U.S. gas station pumps starting next month. Not only will you get access to on-screen directions thanks to a specially designed pump with internet...

MapQuest Mobile gets overhaul

Earlier this month MapQuest got a much needed facelift. Now it's MapQuest Mobile's turn. AOL (which owns both apQuest and the blog you're reading right now) has added several useful new features to the mobile interface for MapQuest as part of an overhaul of AOL's mobile services. There are three major updates: Gas prices: You can now use MapQuest to find the cheapest gas stations near a...

Mapquest getting a long overdue facelift - VIDEO

When you need a word for tissue, you probably say Kleenex. Xerox and copy machine are almost synonymous. And for many people, Mapquest means online maps. A huge number of people still use Mapquest as their primary online direction service, even though Google Maps and other services have long had features missing from Mapquest. It looks like AOL (the company that owns both Mapquest and this blog)...

Google to add transit maps for New York

Google has been providing Google Maps-based public transit directions for a few years now. If you happen to live in Portland, San Diego, Pittsburgh, or a handful of other cities, that is. But Bloomberg is reporting that Google Transit is about to add directions for the largest public transportation system in the country: New York City. Earlier this year, Google added subway stop information to New...

Google adds traffic delays to driving directions

You've got an appointment in Manhattan tomorrow, so you visit Google Maps and print out the driving directions today. (Don't ask why you're driving from Brooklyn into Manhattan, this is just hypothetical, OK?). You're going less than 10 miles, so it should only take about 23 minu...what??? Like most online mapping services, Google Maps calculates estimated travel times based on speed limits, not...

Plan a trip and a detour with Google Maps

If you thought the ability to avoid highways was crucial for an online mapping service, you're going to love this. Google's just added a new feature to Google Maps that lets you change your directions by clicking and dragging. Here's how it works. Enter your starting point and destination. When the blue line pops up showing how to get from one place to another, just click the blue line and drag it...

Walk It: Mapquest for British walkers

Google has added public transit info for some cities, although it looks like we'll have to wait a little while before Google Transit expands beyond a limited number of cities. And HopStop gives you transit and walking directions in a limited number of US cities. But so far most services that provide directions online assume you're driving a car. Mapquest, Google Maps, and pretty much everybody...