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Google Snaps Photos of Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island, Angering Residents

Google Snaps Photos of Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island, Angering Residents

When a Google Street View car was spotted on Staten Island recently, taking photos of Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods, residents got angry. The Google car, equipped with a panoramic roof camera, toured the hard hit New Dorp section of Staten Island. The New York Post reported that it also [Full Story…]

#NORAD #SantaTracker Ditches #GoogleMaps for #Bing

#NORAD #SantaTracker Ditches #GoogleMaps for #Bing

The North American Aerospace Defense Command—or NORAD—switched its Santa Tracker for Google Maps to Bing. Michael Kucharek, spokesperson for the project, told ABC News that it was a mutual decision. NORAD’s Tracks Santa also follows his social media—including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and [Full Story…]

#Zagat Gets a Lift From #GoogleMaps

#Zagat Gets a Lift From #GoogleMaps

The recently released Google Maps app for iOS devices features Zagat restaurant reviews. This feature competes squarely with Apple’s map app, which uses Yelp. Both integrate restaurant reviews, but according to Crain’s New York Business, the move is a boon for Zagat (which was bought by Google last [Full Story…]

Iconic NY Record Album Covers Mapped via Google

Iconic NY Record Album Covers Mapped via Google

Bob Egan, a 59 year-old New Yorker, spends his time searching for locations depicted in artwork on record album covers. For instance, the wall behind Billy Joel on his "52nd Street" album, or Bob Dylan's stoop on "Highway 61 Revisited." So far, Egan has concluded that the Who almost positively [Full Story…]

Google Maps Adds NY Subway Changes Feature

Google Maps Adds NY Subway Changes Feature

Google Maps now shows planned service alerts for NY subways. According to Google's Lat Long Blog, this upgrade on Google Maps shows scheduled maintenance on all 468 subway stations. To view the planned service changes, click the station in question and a display box will pop up that details changes, [Full Story…]

Google Maps and Census Data Show Median Incomes in NY

Google Maps and Census Data Show Median Incomes in NY

Using Google Maps and the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data, NYC Income, a location based map, show the average incomes by location for NY. The map shows the highest median levels are in Manhattan while the poorest come from the South Bronx. Google Maps Mania [Full Story…]

Central Park Street Views Soon to be Added on Google Maps

Central Park Street Views Soon to be Added on Google Maps

Similar to its existing, online 360-degree street-level views of NY and other cities on Google Maps, Google has now began implementing the same technology in parks and other places inaccessible via car. The Google Trike, a large tricycle equipped with a panoramic camera system and nine lenses, was [Full Story…]

A Closer Look at New NY Startup Onepager

A Closer Look at New NY Startup Onepager

NY-based startup Onepager recently launched a DIY website platform that allows users to create aesthetically appealing one-page websites. According to The Next Web, business owners can list offered services, hours, location, and incorporate additional features such as Google Maps integration, social [Full Story…]

Times, WNYC Create Hurricane Maps for NYers

Times, WNYC Create Hurricane Maps for NYers

Using Google Maps, The New York Times and WNYC have created various Hurricane Irene related maps for NYers.  The Times map shows the projected path of the hurricane with foretasted wind speeds, while WNYC's map displays NY's evacuation zones for various neighborhoods in the five boroughs. Google [Full Story…]

Use Google Maps to Help Find All the Locales from American Psycho

Use Google Maps to Help Find All the Locales from American Psycho

The New York Times' Dealbook section has created a map of all the locales in NY homicidal protagonist Patrick Bateman frequented in the film "American Psycho." In honor of the novel's 20th anniversary and the film's 10th anniversary, each spot is mapped on Google Maps as they exited 20 years [Full Story…]

HopStop Pivots Into a More General-Use Lifestyle App

HopStop Pivots Into a More General-Use Lifestyle App

When HopStop was founded in 2005, the idea of typing two addresses into a website and getting reliable directions was pretty novel. Today however, that kind of service is pretty ubiquitous, so the NY-based startup has shifted its focus onto being a more general-use lifestyle app. The website now [Full Story…]

Conn. AG Still Seeking Answers from Google

Conn. AG Still Seeking Answers from Google

Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal announced today that 37 states have joined his investigation of Google that he initiated last month. In a letter written to Google, he is seeking details from them on how they are collecting data to determine whether they have broken any laws in the [Full Story…]

LMCCC’s 4D Construction Map of Lower Manhattan

LMCCC's 4D Construction Map of Lower Manhattan

On July 8, The Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center (LMCCC) launched its 4D technology on www.LowerManhattan.info to see the future infrastructure of lower Manhattan.LMCCC's "Downtown Projects and Streetworks Map" displays rebuilding details, schedules and data by public and [Full Story…]

A Map of New York’s Startups

A Map of New York's Startups

Recently, Business Insider mapped out on Google Maps where New York's hottest tech startups are setting up shop.  From the plotting, they found that most of the startups are based in Manhattan and almost all of them are located in the Flatiron District or further south. Business Insider [Full Story…]

Bikers Beware of Google’s New Map Feature

Bikers Beware of Google's New Map Feature

Google Map's new "bicycling directions" feature is steering city bikers into "treacherous transverse roads" and into "truck-riddles thoroughfares," according to a recent article in the New York Post. The issue seems to be that the feature is not well versed in [Full Story…]