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Google Latitude for iOS adds check-in, Places goes multilingual

Android users have been able to post Latitude check-ins via the Google Maps app for some time. Now, Google has brought the same functionality to its Latitude app for iOS. Being able to check-in at specific locations gives the app a much more social feel, and it's nice to be able to do more than track your friends' positions on a map. Google has also delivered a massive internationalization...

Creepy app uses Twitter and Flickr data to track anyone on a map

When you post a photo online -- especially from a phone with a built-in camera -- you're likely sharing more than the picture itself. The same is true for updates you post on Twitter. Location data is commonly included, and crafty types can do all kinds of creepy things with that information. A good example of what's possible is Creepy, a desktop app which lets you track a Flickr or Twitter...

MapQuest Android app with turn-by-turn directions now available

[Full disclosure: AOL is the parent company of both MapQuest and Download Squad] MapQuest for iPhone has been highly successful, and now Android users can take the app for a test drive, too. MapQuest had reported more than 1.4 million Android users visiting its mobile website every month, and those users will definitely enjoy the native MapQuest app for Android. Fire it up, and MapQuest...

Show World is a morphing world map for visualizing statistics

Show World (actually written with an inexplicable (R) mark in the middle) is a world map with a twist: you choose a metric, and the Flash-based map twists and morphs to reflect it. The screenshot above shows a world map, as you've probably recognized. But the reason the map looks so weird is that the size of each country reflects the amount of poultry that it raises. When you mouse over a...

Vision of Humanity offers beautiful infographics on the state of the planet

Vision of Humanity is one of the most beautiful and thorough visualizations that I have recently seen. It's a zoomable Flash world map, which lets you browse and compare a vast number of "peace indicators," such as level of violent crime, access to weapons, jailed population, relations with neighboring countries, and more. You view a world heat map, which shows where that index is most prevalent....

Desktop Earth turns your desktop into a beautiful, real-time globe

OK, maybe it's my inner explorer, scientist and photographer speaking when I say this, but: DESKTOP EARTH IS AWESOME. It's so simple, yet so damn beautiful. All the developer has done is grab a bunch of images from NASA and compiled them into a program that changes your wallpaper depending on the time of day and the season. Look at the picture above -- click it for a larger view if you like. ...

Chatroulette Map exposes the locations of your "anonymous" chat partners

Chatroulette, the anonymous video chat service that has captured the Internet's imagination (and free time), is known for wanton nudity and crazy stunts. That's because of the "anonymous" part of Chatroulette. You can be anyone you want, and you can wear anything you want (or not)! However, Chatroulette isn't as anonymous as we previously supposed. A new site called Chatroulette Map has...

FoursquareX brings checkins (and a map) to your Mac desktop

The flow of Foursquare news just keeps on coming! Since we are called Download Squad, I'm happy to report that this latest item from the location-based gaming world is something you can actually download: a Mac desktop client for Foursquare. It shows your friends' checkins - Growl-alert compatible, no less - and allows you to check in yourself, but it's also got things the mobile version of...

I Just Made Love maps global lovemaking

If you want to know where in the world geeks are getting lucky, look no further than a new site called I Just Made Love. As the site's name implies, users can place a marker anywhere on the map, showing where they just made love. Were you on a boat? That's ok, you can drop a marker in the water, too. Markers are anonymous, so there's no embarrassment involved (but no bragging, either.) Where I...

Trendsmap mixes Twitter Trends and Google Maps

Twitter Trends, whether you find them useful or not, are a rich and interesting set of data to work with. The problem is that you can't narrow it down much: trend data comes Twitter users around the world, with no way to filter by region. Trendsmap combines Twitter Trends with Google Maps to add that ability. You can zoom in and out on the map to narrow your view of trends to the area you're...

Visually map nearby wifi signals with Ekahau HeatMapper

NetStumbler and inSSIDer are cool wireless utilities, but Ekahau Heat Mapper takes things one step further. When you launch HeatMapper, you'll have the opportunity to select a map image - say, one you put together using Autodesk Dragonfly. Wander around your location and click on the map every time you pause to take a reading, and HeatMapper rolls the collected data into a slick, interactive...

Goog-411 now provides intersection info

Goog-411 isn't the most glamorous of Google's services, but the ability to call and get Google's directory service for free is indispensable if you don't have a phone with a browser. The service seems to be getting better all the time, and the latest feature will tell you the cross streets of the business you're looking for. That's a useful service in areas where building numbers are scarce, or...

Google Earth comes to the iPhone, and it is good

In an impressive case of two great tastes that taste great together, Google Earth for the iPhone is now available in the iTunes app store. If you like Google Earth on the desktop, you'll like it even more when you can manipulate the globe with your fingertips. Zooming and rotating are easy with the familiar iPhone pinch motion, and the iPhone's GPS adds a new dimension to Earth. I was hooked on...

Browse the news geographically, explore the stars with Google Earth

Just when you thought -- "I wonder what Google could possibly develop next?" -- the company busts out a new layer for Google Earth which gives users the ability to browse the day's New York Times headlines by region. In all honesty, the feature is a great idea, and we're sure the company has some work to do (hopefully adding support for other news outlets), but it comes off as "half-assed" for...

Google Maps diminishing value of homes, causing "mental suffering"?

A couple is accusing Google of diminishing the value of their property and causing them "mental" suffering" for including their recluse home in the Google Maps Street View project. The road leading up to their house is apparently labeled "private", something the Street View operator must've missed. We checked the Street View footage up to the house and didn't notice any clear "private" signs,...