Google Maps

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in | 0 comments

Google Maps is a desktop and mobile web mapping service application and technology provided by Google, offering satellite imagery, street maps, and Street View perspectives, as well as functions such as a route planner for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (beta test), or with public transportation. Also supported are maps embedded on third-party websites via the Google Maps API (e.g., in your own business or personal websites, allowing visitors to map your location easily), and a locator for urban businesses and other organizations in numerous countries around the world. Google Maps satellite images are not updated in real time; however, Google adds data to their primary database on a regular basis, and most of the images are no more than three years old.

Added by Jan: Google maps are especially useful if your business or organization has a physical presence you’d like your web site visitors to visit in person (e.g., a store, park, etc.). Also, it should be noted that similar mapping tools are offered by companies like Microsoft (Bing), MapQuest, and Yahoo (among others).

Ref.: Wikipedia – Google maps

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