1Google Maps Event
2Tough Questions About Google and Apple
Brian McClendon, vice president of engineering for Google Maps, faced persistent questions about reports that Apple was going to discontinue installing Google Maps natively on Apple iOS-powered devices such as the iPhone and iPad, in favor of Apple’s own mapping programs. McClendon only said it’s on iOS devices now “and we will continue to make Google Maps services as widely available as possible.”
3Changes to Street View
Luc Vincent, engineering director for Google Street View, explained the various vehicles Google has deployed to snap pictures of street-level scenes around the world, including this large three-wheeled tricycle photographed at Stonehenge in England. Google has also put cameras on ferry boats, trains and snowmobiles—besides conventional cars.
4Introducing Street View Trekker
5Coming Soon: Google Maps Offline
Rita Chen, a product manager for Google Maps on Mobile, explained that soon Google Maps users will be able to pre-download maps onto mobile devices that they can access while on the road. A visitor to a foreign city could download a map of that city onto their tablet or smartphone and call it up when they arrive without having to be connected to the Internet.
6Interactive Map of London
7Google Earth in 3D
8Reporters Crowd Into the Google Event
9Google Executives Prepare to Speak
10Google Maps for Good
Google Maps for Good is another service that uses Google Maps services for humanitarian purposes. Barbara Moore of Google Maps for Good explains how a tribe in the remote jungles of Brazil used Google Maps to track forest destruction near their village caused by illegal logging. Google Maps has also been used to clear minefields and was used to assist in rescue efforts after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.