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Put it in park with new features in Google Maps

Aug 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Finding a parking spot is always top of mind, so we’re rolling out an update to the parking difficulty icons feature we launched earlier this year, and introducing a brand new one.

Parking Difficulty
Starting today, people in 25 additional cities outside of the United States can use parking difficulty icons on Google Maps for Android and iOS.

To see how hard it might be to park where you’re headed, just get directions to your destination and look for the parking difficulty icon in the directions card at the bottom of the screen. Parking difficulties range from limited to medium to easy and are based on historical parking data with a little machine learning magic.

Find Parking
Since parking can be unpredictable, we’re rolling out the ability to find parking near your destination on Google Maps for Android.

In 25 US cities, people can tap “find parking” on the directions card to see a list of parking garages and lots near their destination. Once they tap their selected option, it’s automatically added to their trip. And they’ll even get walking directions from their parking spot to their final destination. How’s that for door to door service?

With parking difficulty icons, the ability to find parking, and save your parking location on the map, Google Maps gets you from point A to point B and everything in between.  

*Parking difficulty icons are now available in the following cities: Alicante, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Cologne, Darmstadt, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Toronto, Valencia, Vancouver

**People can now find parking in the following US cities: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, DC, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa.


Put it in park with new features in Google Maps

Aug 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Finding a parking spot is always top of mind, so we’re rolling out an update to the parking difficulty icons feature we launched earlier this year, and introducing a brand new one.

Parking Difficulty
Starting today, people in 25 additional cities outside of the United States can use parking difficulty icons on Google Maps for Android and iOS.

LimitedParkingLondon

To see how hard it might be to park where you’re headed, just get directions to your destination and look for the parking difficulty icon in the directions card at the bottom of the screen. Parking difficulties range from limited to medium to easy and are based on historical parking data with a little machine learning magic.

Find Parking
Since parking can be unpredictable, we’re rolling out the ability to find parking near your destination on Google Maps for Android.

In 25 US cities, people can tap “find parking” on the directions card to see a list of parking garages and lots near their destination. Once they tap their selected option, it’s automatically added to their trip. And they’ll even get walking directions from their parking spot to their final destination. How’s that for door to door service?

With parking difficulty icons, the ability to find parking, and save your parking location on the map, Google Maps gets you from point A to point B and everything in between.  

*Parking difficulty icons are now available in the following cities: Alicante, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Cologne, Darmstadt, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Toronto, Valencia, Vancouver

**People can now find parking in the following US cities: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, DC, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa.


Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era

Aug 28 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  books cartography history of cartography women

Christina E. Dando’s Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era (Routledge) came out earlier this month. From the publisher: “As women became more mobile (physically, socially, politically), they used and created geographic knowledge and maps. […] Long overlooked, this women’s work represents maps and mapping that today we would term community or participatory mapping, critical cartography and … Continue reading "Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era"


Allegheny County, PA – Drilling, Leasing, and Zoning Trends

Aug 28 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Articles – FracTracker Alliance under tags  allegheny county articles data and analysis lease leasing

By Kirk Jalbert, Manager of Community-Based Research and Engagement and Matt Kelso, Manager of Data and Technology FracTracker recently updated its Pennsylvania Shale Viewer to reflect the latest data on unconventional oil and gas permits and active wells in the state. Within this data, we noticed an increase in permitting over the past year for Allegheny County, […]

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Simplified Middle-earth

Aug 28 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fantasy maps maps and literature middle-earth tolkien

While we’re on the subject of fantasy maps, here’s Camestros Felapton with a thing: “I thought I’d look at the most classic of fantasy maps again but from a different perspective. Part of the problem and the attraction of Tolkien’s original map is the additional detail and a sense of a bigger explorable world. What happens … Continue reading "Simplified Middle-earth"


In Defence of Fantasy Maps

Aug 28 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  fantasy maps maps and literature

Paul Weimer offers up a defence of fantasy maps, at least the good ones. It might be facile to hashtag #notallmaps, but, really, not every map is a geologic mess, not every map is a Eurocentric western ocean oriented map, with an eastern blend into problematic oriental racial types. Not every map has borders which … Continue reading "In Defence of Fantasy Maps"


Your Guide to Upgrading ArcGIS Enterprise

Aug 28 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis enterprise arcgis online arcgis pro portal for arcgis

One of the best things about the User Conference every year is the ability for us to speak to many of you in person at the Esri Showcase. This year was no different and the ArcGIS Enterprise team was busy … Continue reading


Extreme Event Attribution

Aug 28 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  climate change global warming weather and climate

Whenever a cataclysmic weather event occurs—like Hurricane Harvey right now—there’s usually a heated political argument over whether or not it can be blamed on climate change. It turns out that there’s a field of research dedicated to assessing whether extreme weather can be attributed to climate change: it’s called extreme event attribution. There have been … Continue reading "Extreme Event Attribution"


FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account for Future Sea Level Rise

Aug 28 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at The Map Room under tags  climate change fema flood maps flooding global warming

NPR last month, reporting on a problem with FEMA’s flood insurance maps: they’re not keeping up with reality. “FEMA’s insurance maps are based on past patterns of flooding. Future sea level rise—which is expected to create new, bigger flood zones—is not factored in. So some communities are doing the mapping themselves. Like Annapolis, the state capital … Continue reading "FEMA Flood Maps Don’t Account for Future Sea Level Rise"


GIS Cloud Exhibiting at the INTERGEO 2017 in Berlin

Aug 28 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog collaborative mapping events gis cloud intergeo 2017 berlin

We are happy to announce that we will be exhibiting at the INTERGEO 2017, taking place in Berlin, Germany from 26 to 28 of September 2017.   INTERGEO is one of the world’s leading conference trade fairs for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, with more than 17, 000 professional visitors from more than 107 countries....