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An artist pulled 99 smartphones around Berlin in a red wagon, tracking how the gadgets affected Google Maps’ traffic interface. Wherever the phones went, Google Maps showed a traffic jam, displaying a red line and routing users around the area. Google Maps predicts the density of cars in an area by pinging smartphones that use …

Image copyright Anthony Hearsey Image caption An artist’s visualisation of one month of Australia fire data Maps and pictures of Australia’s unprecedented bushfires have spread widely on social media. Users are posting them to raise awareness of the devastating fires, but some of the viral maps are misleading, spreading disinformation about the crisis. The months-long …

Maps have changed over the years and so has how we use them. What used to be a final product is now an ever-changing data set, which has put map-making in the hands of everyone. “The world is divided into two types of people, those who love maps, and those who can’t understand why people …

Maps have changed over the years and so has how we use them. What used to be a final product is now an ever-changing data set, which has put map-making in the hands of everyone. “The world is divided into two types of people, those who love maps, and those who can’t understand why people …

BREAKING NEWS — UPDATED 5:49pm — White Island in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty region has erupted this afternoon with a significant plume seen from land. NZ news media outlets are reporting there have been injuries on the island. The volcano can be seen erupting on webcam via GeoNet here. WeatherWatch.co.nz says winds are fairly light …

An early version of One World Terrain, the Army’s attempt at a 3D digital world map detailed enough for training simulations and mission planning. WASHINGTON: The Army’s One World Terrain software was intended to build 3D battle maps for training simulations. But an early version has already proven so useful that special operators are using it …

Yesterday, we wrote about how Google is adding a new visual accessibility tool to Chrome. In honor of World Sight Day, Google continues to champion tech accessibility with its latest addition to Google Maps: a “Detailed Voice Guidance” feature that makes it easier for the blind and visually impaired to navigate on foot. Here’s how …

Hurricane Dorian was downgraded to a Category 2 storm on Tuesday, after it battered the Bahamas and forecasters continued to warn of severe hurricane conditions across Florida and the southeastern coast of the United States. 5 >156 m.p.h. 4 130-156 m.p.h. 3 111-129 m.p.h. 2 96-110 m.p.h. 1 74-95 m.p.h. Tropical storm Note: Areas shown …

Image copyright Mil.ru Image caption Novaya Zemlya: There is still uncharted territory in Russia’s vast Arctic north A Russian Arctic expedition has mapped five small islands in the far north, discovered by a student analysing a glacier’s retreat in satellite photos. Before Marina Migunova’s discovery in 2016 the islands were hidden under the Nansen Glacier, …

Google Maps is finally rolling out its augmented reality walking navigation to a wider audience. The feature was announced at Google I/O 2018 (yes, ’18), entered private testing in February, and launched for Pixel phones at Google I/O 2019. Now, regular people will have access to AR navigation, as the feature is launching in beta on …