Google Geonews: Google Selling its Aerial Imagery, New Explore Feature in Google Maps, Ebola Map, London in 3D, and more

Starting to catch up the numerous geonews of the past weeks covering our Summer break. Here’s the recent Google-related geonews.

From official sources:

  • A new ‘explore’ feature, Spend more time exploring with Google Maps
  • 36 new University campuses in Street View, Take a college road trip with Street View
  • From the official Google Geo Developers Blog, Recap of Google Maps at I/O 14 (videos)
  • Flash is dead you know, Turning down the Flash Maps API

From other sources:

  • APB reports that Google Began Selling its Aerial Imagery, called “Google Imagery”, US-only and aerial-only at the moment. Also at the GEB blog
  • Useful mobile sensors,  Using Street View cars to check for gas leaks
  • New data, London goes 3D
  • Other new data, Street View now available in Serbia
  • India requires permission for mapping, Google’s Mapping Contest Draws Ire From Indian Government
  • In a nutshell, The differences between Google Earth and Google Maps
  • The dangers of crowdsourcing, How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business
  • Update, Supreme Court Rejects Appeal By Google Over Street View Data Collection
  • A video on Google’s Project Tango, Project Tango is Giving Mobile Devices a Sense of Space and Motion (Video)
  • Here’s an entry on Geology in Google Earth
  • A hot topic, Mapping the Ebola outbreak in Google Earth
  • History in Google Earth, The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I
  • Another piece of history, 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission
  • And there was the usual New Google Earth imagery – July 18

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