Google shut down a secret Google Maps project called ‘Google Here’

And according to very reputable news source The Daily Mirror, some people believe they can see a mystery figure in the background of the Street View shot. Bad photos have been leading to wild theories forever, and low-rez digital images became fuel for conspiracy theories in the video age. There are quite a few Google Map images that really seem to terrify people or offer the springboard for imaginary terror. Without that explanation, however, it is a little bit scary for something like this to pop up on Google Maps. Haunted Town According to TheThings. If you check out 84 Main Street in New Baltimore on Google Maps now, it looks much more quaint and not seemingly haunted. But old images of the town on Google Maps are still spoken of as some of the creepier photos ever featured there. Dead Body on a Dock This one was terrifying enough to people that Snopes actually has a page about it.

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Tweet In addition to strange-looking cars that drive around towns with huge cameras on top, Google relies on other imagery for its Google Maps and Google Earth products, with the former a prominent service accessed on millions of computers and smartphones. In fact, Apple and Microsoft also use the same company to get their imagery from space for their respective mapping products. Ball project manager Jeff Dierks, who has worked on most satellites opperated by companies that sell images to Google, says the technology used by these gigantic flying cameras is rather basic.

BBC When it launches into orbit later this year at around km miles above Earth, Worldview-3 will be one of the most powerful observation satellites sent up by a private company.

Google, likewise, helped to change the way people browsed the Internet, and when Google was combined with GPS services, the technology became instantly available on the Internet. With Google’s popular Google Maps application, users can find or list businesses and locations around the country.

The city is located in southeast Louisiana at the mouth of the great Mississippi-Missouri river system, bordered by Lake Pontchartrain to the north and lake Borgne, a lagoon of the Gulf of Mexico to the east. The French colony was ceded to Spain in , it remained under Spanish control until when Spain gave Louisiana back to France. In Napoleon I sold Louisiana to the U. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in , the population decreased, now in the city has a population of , inhabitants, 1.

New Orleans’ economy is still based on tourism and the activities of its port, but also on health care and bioscience research especially by New Orleans’ LSU Health Sciences Center with its state-of-the-art academic medical center for medical, dental, and allied health education. New Orleans points of interest: Bourbon Street New Orleans. Chris Litherland The city is well known for its multicultural and multilingual heritage, its architecture, its Louisiana Creole and Cajun cuisine, and its annual festivals, like Mardi Gras, an annual Carnival celebration in the city.

You can’t unblur your house on Google Maps’ street view

History of Google Google’s original homepage had a simple design because the company founders had little experience in HTML , the markup language used for designing web pages. Craig Silverstein , a fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee. He rejected the offer. Reasons ranged from shareholder pressure for employee benefit reductions to the fact that many company executives would become instant paper millionaires.

Image: Royalpt The city was founded in as La Nouvelle-Orléans by Sieur de Bienville of the French Mississippi Company. Jackson Square, in the center of Vieux Carre district is surrounded by buildings dating from the days of Spanish Louisiana, Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. City.

You can alter your altitude, tilt and orientation to explore any one of our georeferenced map layers draped over a 3D landscape. It is also possible to fade the transparency and view different base maps. WebGL is widely supported by modern web browsers – you can check if your browser is supported. Explore Georeferenced Maps with our 3D viewer. Scotland – Land Use Comparison Viewer This split-screen map viewer allows you to compare land use in Scotland in the s with land use in It shows how striking the changes have been in the Scottish landscape during the 20th century, particularly due to widespread afforestation and expanding towns and cities.

At the more local level, it is also possible to see new reservoirs, new roads, and significant changes to patterns of arable and pasture land. This is a collaborative project with Historic Environment Scotland to whom we are very grateful for allowing their Historic Land-use Assessment HLA Map layer to be used in this application. Published in , its maps and 3, pages of texts collectively presented the state of geographic knowledge of the world in the mid 17th century.

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Features included the ability to post photos and status updates to the stream or interest based communities, group different types of relationships rather than simply “friends” into Circles, a multi-person instant messaging, text and video chat called Hangouts , events, location tagging, and the ability to edit and upload photos to private cloud-based albums.

ComScore estimated that users averaged just 3. By March , Google executive Bradley Horowitz , who had co-founded Google Plus with Gundotra, had replaced Besbris, becoming vice president of streams, photos, and sharing. It includes basic social networking services like a profile photo, about section, background photo, cover photo, previous work and school history, interests, places lived and an area to post status updates.

One of the early signs that Google might expand beyond search in all sorts of interesting and unexpected directions was the Google Maps release in

Create an overlay of Google Maps with Photoshop 1. Download the image and coordinates Right click on the link bellow and choose “Save as” and save the image into your computer: Copy into clipboard the coordinates of this image from the box bellow – you will need it later for pasting into MapTiler! Create your own map layer in Adobe Photoshop With any graphic editing software you can easily create a new overlay layer with an exact geo positioning on top of this image of the base map.

The downloaded map image can be proportionally resized, so you can prepare an overlay with a significantly higher resolution then the downloaded image – the coordinates will not change. Once you are finished with your own map editing on top of this layer, save just your new overlay layer as a PNG with transparency covering exactly the same area as the original image. To correctly position your image use these options: Georeference When asked for “Missing georeference” choose the option Specify bounding box West South East North and paste in the dialog the coordinates from the above box in Step 2.

Now you can click “Continue”, keep the default output options and click “Render”to prepare your map. You will get perfectly aligned zoomable map overlay displayed in Google Maps API, which can be further enriched with JavaScript programming with markers or additional functionality. The same rendered map tiles can be used to create your own native mobile application to show users their actual position on the map you drawn.

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Directions[ edit ] Google Maps provides a route planner , [8] allowing users to find available directions through driving, public transportation, walking, or biking. When a user searches for a business, the results are downloaded in the background for insertion into the side panel and map; the page is not reloaded. Locations are drawn dynamically by positioning a red pin composed of several partially transparent PNGs on top of the map images.

A hidden IFrame with form submission is used because it preserves browser history.

Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and was founded in by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University in er they own about 14 percent of its shares.

Geotagging of photos, a common georeferenced data type, is gradually making its way into the mainstream. There has been a clear and steady integration of the technology into consumer products and a growing consumer awareness of the feature. Android and iPhone now automatically geocode images and iPhoto has recently been upgraded to include the ability to geocode photos.

This all is making it easier for end users to learn about and implement geotagging in their personal workflow. I noted that it might be 5 years before geotagging of images was widely adopted throughout the marketplace and it had significant impact on local search. We are definitely well along that path. Flickr and Panoramio have long had the capacity to geotag and display these images in a mapping context.

The use of georeferenced data sets is rapidly increasing across the Internet and particularly within Google products. Google Maps added the capability to show geotagged photos in a given area. Now however, business listings within Google Maps are boldly showing geotagged images within the User Content area of the listing. Having an image like the above included in your business listing at Google involves a few simple steps: First post the image to Panoramio.

A user account is required. If the image is not already geotagged when it is uploaded then you must go through the steps to do so within Panoramio.

Did Google Maps capture a grisly murder?

Over 1 billion people use Google Maps every year. But recently, the internet has noticed something peculiar about Google Maps: There is any number of reasons why someone might want to do so. Google, for example, has always blurred the fronts of domestic violence shelters to protect victims.

I have saved Google Maps image (not Google Earth) of area at latlon(,) by some method in jpeg format. It is an exact snapshot of the Google Maps. Now I need to geo-reference it to use it as base map for my digitization.

Zoom In From Space: Google Earth allows you to descend from space to view almost any location on Earth! What is Google Earth? Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to “fly” over a virtual globe and view the Earth through high-resolution graphics and satellite images. It is greatly superior to static maps and satellite images. Google Earth is vastly superior to static maps and images for many types of use.

The images are detailed enough that in most populated areas you can clearly see your house, objects in your yard, and sometimes recognize your car parked along the street.

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Advamced; general GIS training While it appears, that Google Earth has raster images, which can be used in LUPMIS and therefore no need to procure data, this is not feasible for a variety of reasons as explained below. It is therefore NOT recommended to use Google images for professional work. Google images are the intellectual property of Google or the image provider. Images can only be downloaded and used, when a user agreement has been settled.

As far as I know, only possible against payment. Google does not give any guarantee on accuracy.

Find local businesses, view maps, and get driving directions in Google Maps.

Last updated A pixelated image in Google Maps appears at first glance to show a man in the act of dragging a bloodied corpse down a pier and over the edge, leaving a telltale stain of red behind him. While the coordinates of the map—posted in a Reddit thread by a dumbfounded resident of the affected Netherlands area—is only a few days old, the image seems to be dated from However, it seems unlikely that the image actually is a body being thrown into the water.

If you zoom-in even further on the image, the blur of shapes appear to actually be two people and a dog, and there seems to be people standing around the edge of the water just off to the right. Here are four times Google Maps did have a part in solving crime and one time it played a tragic part in it being committed.

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For more information see our Getting Started guide. Adding a Map to a Page or Post Navigate to the page or post on which you wish to display a google map, click the desired row and cell and click Add Widget to open the Add New Widget dialogue. Click on the SiteOrigin Google Map widget to insert it into into the chosen row and cell. Hover over the widget to display further options namely Edit, Duplicate and Delete.

Google Map Customizer lets you get large, high resolution satellite maps, typical Google maps and custom maps made by Google Map Engine. You can simply zoom into the level of detail you want and setup the window dimensions big enough to capture the site area you need.

The effort spanned multiple departments and was led by Dan Cath, a strategic partner manager, and the Google Maps team. Had it launched, Google Here would have been available to more than million Android users by early , with plans to support iOS later in the year. But people familiar with the project say it was shut down for two reasons: A Google spokesman declined to comment. Google Here would know when to send the notification via Google Maps and beacons placed in the stores of participating partners.

Google planned to supply the beacons to partners for the launch, according to the document. The experience could also be found by going to the Google Maps app. Some examples of how Google Here might have worked: If you walked into a Walgreens, your loyalty card could automatically appear on the lock screen of your phone. If you walked onto a train platform, a notification could tell you when your train is due to arrive.

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Mechanik New Member I came across this article today and while it may fuel CT chatter, the article debunks itself. Maybe this just belongs in a Fake News category. First off, it comes from the New York Post, which should immediately made me wonder whether is as real news, but I clicked it and the lead reads: Aviation experts have used a helicopter to search the Cambodian jungle in a daring bid to find Flight MH after a sleuth claimed to have spotted the wreckage online.

Content from external source There follows a video of a dramatic Google Earth zoom. However, the area is supposedly mountainous forest and the plane appears completely intact in spite of spending years in the jungle after crashing.

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But are these images really as scary as they seem? Google has officially debunked some of the most popular myths circulating the interwebs surrounding images captured via Maps and Street View. Google Street View managed to capture a portal to another dimension. The bizarre colors and graininess are a result of low light and nothing more. It looks like the plane is underwater because each satellite image is actually a compilation of images. Fast moving objects, like planes, may show up in one of those images.

Google Street View has captured what looks like a gateway to a spirit realm, with a ghostly apparition on its way in. Google left the camera cover on by mistake, which is why the image is so dark and hazy. Just enough light was let in through small holes to capture this image. Google has captured what looks like a ghost between the two pillars to the left of the door.

Google Street view captures ghostly figures fairly often. This happens because the cameras take photos as they move, and are stitched together before being uploaded to Google Maps. This can also happen if someone walks by when taking a panorama with your phone. None other than Darth Vader himself is… taking out the recycling?

Is that Jesus & Mary on Google Street View?