GPS & Maps
What Can Map Apps Do for You?

What Can Map Apps Do for You?
Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit? You can even access maps offline.
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State Parks Teaming Up with Google
Three months ago, a group of Google contractors began walking the trails of California parks wearing electronic equipment that jutted above their heads and sprouted cameras from metal globes.
Samsung Maps Way with Nokia 'Here'
Korean electronics giant Samsung has opted to license Here, Nokia’s mapping app -- formerly known as Nokia Maps -- for its Tizen-powered smart devices and Samsung Gear S wearable.
'Scuba Diving' from Your Computer
Scientists are learning to use specialized fisheye lenses underwater in the Florida Keys in hopes of applying "street view" mapping to research and management plans in marine sanctuaries nationwide.
Street View Exposes CAPTCHAs
The latest software Google uses for its Street View cars to read street numbers in images for Google Maps works so well that it also solves CAPTCHAs, those puzzles designed to defeat bots.
Working To Secure Payments Abroad
MasterCard, Syniverse to geo-verify use.
Twitter Toys with Nearby Tweets
Location-based feed from strangers.
Warrant Required for GPS Tracking
U.S. Appeals Court rules it is a search.
Nokia HERE Drives Cloud to the Car
Better navigation via Connected Driving.
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