Mapping technologies

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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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Memory lanes: Google’s map of our lives
Google’s Street View helps us navigate the world, but it’s also a portal on forgotten places and secret moments

Sirin Kale

30, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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OpenStreetMap looks to relocate to EU due to Brexit limitations
Open-source UK tech company cites copyright issues, rising costs and prospect of more influence in EU

Alex Hern

30, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Understanding a map creates a new sort of relationship with the outdoors’
Sales of Ordnance Survey’s maps and adventure apps have soared this year, as people reconnect with the beauty and history on their doorstep

Nick Giles

22, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The maps that show life is getting better
New ways of seeing the world can help provide a new perspective to age-old problems

Robert Muggah

17, Oct, 2020 @11:00 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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UK lags behind other countries in social distancing, data shows
Sources tracking behaviour such as transport use and restaurant bookings show measures slowly taking hold

Alex Hern Technology editor

23, Mar, 2020 @2:16 PM

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When I’m homesick, I take a walk down the streets on my screen | Leandra Beabout
This is the story of how I fell in love with Google Street View, which is really a story about coming home

Leandra Beabout

21, Jan, 2020 @1:47 AM

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'Ultimate gift to future generations': plan to laser map all land on Earth
Project to record cultural, geological and environmental treasures at risk from climate crisis

Nicola Davis

11, Oct, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Google Street View’s ability to calculate car accident risks is digital tech writ large | John Naughton
A new study suggests that machine-learning software, used in conjunction with Street View, can provide more accurate insurance premiums

John Naughton

28, Apr, 2019 @5:59 AM

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Mapped: historical public transit systems v their modern equivalents
Artist Jake Berman plots old public transport systems in period style. From LA to Toronto, San Francisco to Buffalo, he has created maps of cities’ modern transit too, so you can click and compare

Jake Berman

03, Apr, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Off the chart: the big comeback of paper maps
As Stanfords travel bookshop moves into new London premises after 118 years, its cartographer explains how the ability to tailor-make any map is keeping their magic alive

Kevin Rushby

08, Jan, 2019 @6:30 AM

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