Satellite Images Becoming Faster and More Powerful

Much to the dismay of governments, nations and military leaders, the next generation of commercial imagery satellites will be even faster and more powerful than before, making public mapping sites like Google Maps and Google Earth even better for the general “spying” public. From a March 17, 2006 article on Wired.com — Critics of overhead […]

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Registered Sex Offender Map Search

This registered sex offender map search, provided by Orbizon Inc., is a great example of how the Google Map software is being customized by individuals and private companies for all sorts of unique and useful purposes. The registered sex offender map can be used to map and locate sex offenders by address, city or zip […]

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A9 Maps From Amazon – Read How They Do It

A9 Maps is an amazing street-mapping site that allows you to search maps in over 20 major U.S. cities and view street-level pictures of the addresses. A9 is owned by the popular online retailer Amazon. An interesting article in Business 2.0 by Eric Schonfeld discusses the way that A9 goes about creating these maps as […]

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Chicago Crimes on a Google Map

Here is a freely browsable database of crimes reported in the city of Chicago and plotted by location on a customized Google Map. You can search the Chicago crime database by crime type; street; date; police beat; zip code; ward; location; city map or route. You can search the Chicago crime database at Chicago Crime

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Downloadable Google Maps Now Available for Your Web-Enabled Cell Phone

Google Maps are now available as downloads for your web-enabled cell phones.  Although the map service is free, your cell phone must have web access, which is typically an additional charge on your cellular phone service.  The Google mobile phone map features include: 1. Detailed Directions 2. Integrated Local Search Results 3. Movable and Interactive […]

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