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Google Maps gets Plus Codes for easy address identification

By Staff Writer 29 May 2020

Plus Codes are simple, easy to use digital addresses derived from latitude and longitude coordinates FULL STORY >

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Google I/O 2018: Six biggest announcements

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 May 2018

Google's annual developer conference is underway, with a closer look at Android P, Google Assistant enhancements and more on show. These were the six biggest announcements. FULL STORY >

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Google Maps APIs now available for game developers

By Staff Writer 15 March 2018

Remember those carefree days of Pokémon Go? Expect more of these augmented reality games in future thanks to Google Maps. The company has announced that the Google Maps APIs are now available for game developers to help build virtual worlds. FULL STORY >

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Google is adding Street View support for 360-degree cameras

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 May 2017

The company reportedly has 20 Street View certified 360-degree cameras on the way. FULL STORY >

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Google Maps' parking spot tracker is now official on iOS and Android

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 26 April 2017

Now you can save the location of your parking spot on Google Maps, hopefully making finding it again a bit easier. FULL STORY >

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IBM has a new “Road Buddy”

By Staff Writer 23 July 2014

IBM has announced that its entrepreneur programme is gaining momentum in South Africa, with the company noting that it is driving innovation in the South African start-up community. The programme has helped produce a new vehicle alert system and mobile application... FULL STORY >

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Google launches Google Maps for iPhone

By Ryan Noik 13 December 2012

Google has announced that, as of today, Google Maps will be rolling out worldwide for the iPhone. FULL STORY >

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Botswana comes to Street View on Google Maps

By Staff Writer 28 November 2012

Following the launch of Street View in South Africa just before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Botswana will become only the second African country to be integrated on Street View. FULL STORY >

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Google Map Maker arrives in SA

By Staff Writer 7 June 2012

Google today announced that Google Map Maker will be available locally. FULL STORY >

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Google releases Google Maps 6.5 for Android

By Hanleigh Daniels 29 March 2012

Web search giant Google makes the latest version (6.5) of Google Maps for Android available to mobile users. FULL STORY >

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Google announces Google Maps Navigation Beta for mobile

By Hanleigh Daniels 2 August 2011

Search giant Google announces the local availability of Google Maps Navigation (Beta), meaning South Africans will be able to utilise this service to guide them to their destinations. FULL STORY >

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Google releases Google Maps 5.7 for Android

By Staff Writer 7 July 2011

Google announces the release of the latest version 5.7 of Google Maps for Android, bringing turn-by-turn Transit Navigation in beta form to the navigation app. FULL STORY >

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Google announces Google Maps 5.3 for Android

By Hanleigh Daniels 5 April 2011

Google brings some new functions to Google Maps for Android via version 5.3. FULL STORY >

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Tech News Round-up - Google Maps error blamed for army incursion

By Hanleigh Daniels 5 November 2010

This week in the Tech News Round-up: A former Nicaraguan military commander is seeking to make an error on Google Maps the scapegoat for his forces incursion in Costa Rica, whilst Samsung's Galaxy Tab might be upgraded to newer... FULL STORY >

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Google Street View moves to local Winelands

By Tom Manners 27 August 2010

Googles Street View platform will add nineteen new South African winelands to its database FULL STORY >

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