Being able to select text from any webpage and looking it up in your default search engine is one of the best features to be integrated in browsers. Text or keywords however aren’t the only thing you need to search for quickly and search engines aren’t always what you search in; you also look up addresses and Google Maps might be one of your most frequented sites. MapMe
is a Chrome extension that lets you search any selected text in Google Maps from the right-click context menu.
Google StreetView is a feature of Google Maps and Google Earth, providing panoramic views for numerous places in the world. StreetView Explorer
is an open source desktop application which enables you to walk around the Google StreetView images instead of merely viewing them. This portable application grabs image and depth data automatically from Google StreetView and provides settings to refine the view.
You never forget your favorite spots to eat or shop; what you have trouble remembering is that great new restaurant you went to on your horrible blind date. How do you find it again so you can enjoy the food with better company? Macthboxit
is a web service that makes it easier to bookmark places using Google maps. The web service has a free iPhone app that automatically detects places in your vicinity so you can bookmark them. The service also lets you save places you find online so you can access them from your iPhone.
s an open source virtual desktop Atlas with Wikipedia integration for quickly looking up places on a map, checking out directions, measuring area distance between locations, viewing a street map for an entered address, getting instant information about temperature, precipitation and related trends of an area and so on. This cross platform application contains multiple viewing options which include a 3D globe view, satellite view, moon view, night view, etc. You can also bookmark a location, get a historical map view of a location and get lots of more information which can be helpful for educational purposes. What makes it useful despite the availability of services like Google Earth is that it allows simulating conditions to check numerous aspects of locations according to time span difference. For example, you can change the date and time to watch how the starry sky and the twilight zone changes for a location periodically throughout the year.
So YouTube has been reported to be crummy on the Windows Phone 7 platform, and Microsoft blames Google for pulling a bully on the freshmen, just like any high school. That’s not it, imagine life without Google Maps on your phone? Perhaps, the missing of one of the most widely used and authentic navigation tools on one of the fast-flourishing mobile platforms of the world is not something that one can fathom easily. Well, that’s what Windows Phone 7 users feel like right now with no app made available by Google for that platform. But then again, necessity is the mother of all inventions. Thank you vrassouli
for putting together this wonderful piece of app that allows us to use Google Maps on our Windows Phone 7 while Microsoft and Google argue it out. For more on this App, read on!
If you’re having a hard time looking for concert locations of your favorite artists, then you should give Music Enthusiast
a shot. Using this web application, you can view concert locations of your top artists on Google Maps. You also get free information about these events.
Ever wanted to download Google Maps? There are many software that allow you to but most are commercial apps(paid apps), while the free ones are too buggy to even review. Google Map Saver
is on the other hand quite a newcomer which has stayed under our radar until today.
If you are a Mac user, then you are pretty lucky to get Google Map service on the desktop. Unlike Google Earth, Google Maps is another separate service from Google that is allows users to quickly view any location. In other words, Google Maps is a stripped down version of Google Earth and takes far less bandwidth. Read More
Too bad Google Maps doesn’t have a Print option, if you want to capture any part of the map, the only way left for most users is to to take a manual screenshot of the whole area and then crop it using MS Paint. This method is kind of useless, since you will have to paste various parts of the map and then stitch them together. Read More