Google Maps

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Google IO: Pixel 6a, Pixel Watch and Android 13 unveiled
New Pro earbuds and upcoming Pixel 7 phones, tablet and software shown off during virtual event

Samuel Gibbs

11, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Mauritius asks Google to label Chagos Islands as part of its territory
Row breaks out over Google Maps definition as UK insists it still maintains sovereignty

Owen Bowcott and Bruno Rinvolucri

21, Feb, 2022 @5:24 PM

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Should the world map be more realistic? We ask an expert
Geography professor Donald Houston on why the 16th-century projection that exaggerates the western world and diminishes the size of Africa is misleading

Coco Khan

28, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Italian mafia fugitive arrested in Spain after Google Street View sighting
Convicted murderer Gioacchino Gammino tracked down in Galapagar, where he had lived undetected for 20 years

Angela Giuffrida

05, Jan, 2022 @6:05 PM

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Google Maps to show the lowest carbon route for car journeys
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai said the initiative could save 1m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

06, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Fuel tax lobbyist blames ‘militant cyclist’ for listing home as petrol station
FairFuelUK’s Howard Cox says he got 70 calls from panic buyers and accuses unknown environmentalist of Google Maps prank

Jim Waterson

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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My pandemic comfort? Google reviews. They can be as compelling as any TV drama | Louise Benson
The comments aren’t just transactional – they can reveal more about how we connect than the curated feeds of social media, says journalist Louise Benson

Louise Benson

15, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Google Maps postcode error leads delivery drivers on wild pizza chase
A mix-up on the tech giant’s service has meant three years of frustration for Simon Borghs, and highlights our reliance on the data private companies hold

Shane Hickey

20, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Google Maps gets worldwide visual overhaul
Updated version promises ‘more vibrant’ representation of natural features and built environment

Alex Hern

19, Aug, 2020 @12:15 PM

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Berlin artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert
Google Maps diverts road users after mistaking cartload of phones for huge traffic cluster

Alex Hern

03, Feb, 2020 @4:05 PM

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Mayor of Sardinian village blames Google Maps for lost tourists
Rescuers in Baunei called out 144 times in past year to save visitors from impassable roads

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

15, Oct, 2019 @2:14 PM

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Newly opened WestConnex tunnel missing from Google Maps, causing confusion in Sydney
Motorists sent up the garden path as controversial M4 East tunnel from Homebush to Haberfield fails to display

Naaman Zhou

15, Jul, 2019 @6:50 AM

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