Microsoft has been updating all of its built-in Windows 8 apps recently, from Mail to Bing News, but one was missing: Bing Weather. This weekend the software maker started to push out an update for its
In December, TechCrunch reported that Microsoft had met its earlier promise to bring rich 3D imaging of several cities to Windows 8.1 through a new Bing Maps Preview application. Today, Microsoft extended
It's the end of a product line that dates back to the 1980s, when maps were stored on floppy disks, CD-ROMs and hard drives. For years, Microsoft has supported its older MapPoint technology in addition
In September 2012, Apple launched iOS 6 with Apple Maps as a default mapping replacement for Google Maps. When Apple Maps was introduced, it was plagued with errors so CEO Tim Cook issued an apology. said
Microsoft’s Bing Maps team just announced a major update, introducing “street side views” (Bing’s answer to Google’s street view) to 64 new cities and 3D maps to 29 new cities. In addition, the company
A group of crowd-funded citizen journalists seem to have located a training camp for the militant group ISIL using only online mapping services and some old-fashioned detective work. Bellingcat, which
These impressed us for both what they illustrated and how they did it. The digital maps we loved in 2013 didn't simply illustrate novel or useful information (how people travel, where they live, what means
Google Maps is getting a pretty big update today, adding a significant number of new features, including Uber integration. If you need transit or walking directions and have the Uber app installed on device
If you use Google Chrome as your web browser, do yourself a favor and install this extension right now. Just do it: The extension, released earlier this month by Google, displays a beautiful satellite
Non-profit groups don't often have the luxury of using satellite maps to gauge their progress clearing landmines or saving trees. Getting fresh imagery is typically expensive, if it's an option at all.
This timelapse video shows the daily rotation of planet Earth in 4K resolution using images taken from a Russian weather satellite The footage was created using images taken between May 15th to May 19th,
Have we mapped the whole planet? As Rachel Nuwer discovers, there are mysterious, poorly charted places everywhere, but not for the reasons you might think. In 1504, an anonymous mapmaker – most likely
Google’s 3D imagery for New York and the San Francisco Bay Area is getting a major makeover today. The company’s 3D imagery in Google Maps and Earth has always been pretty good, but it was never perfect.
One of our 15 favorite recent data visualizations Like the planet itself, some data is constantly changing—so a static visualization will always be out-of-date. Cameron Beccario’s animated globe displays