If you look closely at a map, you’re bound to find some really weird shit. Countries you never knew existed pop up, bodies of water reveal themselves, and the borders of countries look totally random. What’s more random about those borders is when they have weird panhandles or salients, basically appendages of land…
The offline mode in Google Maps is great, but when you add in the data the app automatically caches and cookies, it can take up a lot of space. Thankfully, OS X Daily reminds us that there’s a way to clear out that cache, it’s just tucked away in a very weird place.
You can snag good topographic maps pretty easily from outdoor shops and from park ranger offices, but if you want to take a closer look at a place from the comfort of your own home, National Geographic’s released a ton of PDFs of various parts of the United States.
Maps lie. We all learned this at some point in school, when we realized Greenland wasn’t quite the hulking beast of land mass we thought it was. I mean, Greenland isn’t even a third of the size of Australia. And the UK is teeny! Smaller than Japan, the Philippines, and Madagascar. Come to think of it, all of Europe is…
Waze announced a new feature today that’ll allow events planners to enter in upcoming roads closures for things like sporting events, marathons, and more.
If you’re traveling abroad where your phone may not work, or you just don’t like using all of your data on the go, Google Maps has you covered. Two new features today will help you get around town even if you don’t have service.
Google Maps has been available for more than 10 years now, and since its launch, a huge swatch of features and functions have been added to the service. Are you sure you know all of them? Here are our favorite tips and tricks for getting more out of Google’s mapping service.
Which empire was the biggest throughout history? Which had the most people? Which had the biggest contiguous empire? The map below details all the most powerful empires from history and shows the area each empire covered, the amount of people they had under their rule, the year they reached their political height, the…
We’re in the midst of a long, sustained drought that’s been unfolding for the past several years. But just how hard has that drought hit in different parts of the United States? This maps shows exactly.
iOS: As the saying goes, not all who wander are lost, and if your journey is more complicated than point A to point B, you can finally add more than one destination in Google Maps for iOS when you’re trying to get directions.
In the near future (or now, if you’re lucky) Google Maps will be able to let you know when there’s a major slowdown on your local public transit. You can also force Google Maps to only use data when you have Wi-Fi.
With a handful of shorter adventures under our belt this summer, it’s just about time for a longer trip.
If you’re having a tough time finding certain pokémon in Pokémon Go, PokéVision uses the Niantic API to show you their actual locations, and how long they’ll be there.