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Keep track of your favorite places and share them with friends

Feb 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

Is your bucket list etched in your memory, or scribbled on a dozen post-it notes scattered around your home? Have you ever promised out-of-town guests an email full of your favorite spots, only to never get around to clicking send? Starting today, you can create lists of places, share your lists with others, and follow the lists your friends and family share with you—without ever leaving the Google Maps app (Android, iOS).


Getting started is easy. Simply open the Google Maps app and find that BBQ spot you’ve been wanting to try. Tapping on the place name and then the “Save” icon adds the place to one of several pre-set lists like “Want to Go” or “Favorites.” You can also add the restaurant to a new list that you name yourself, like “Finger Lickin’ BBQ.” To recall the lists you’ve created, go to Your Places (in the side menu) and then open the saved tab. Icons for the places you’ve saved to lists will appear on the map itself, so you’ll always know whether one of your must-try BBQ spots is nearby.


Because sharing is caring, we made it easy to share lists like “Best Views in SF” via text, email, social networks and popular messaging apps. Whenever friends and family come to town, tap the share button to get a link and start flexing your local knowledge muscles. Once you send a link to your out-of-towners, they can tap “Follow” to pull up the list from Your Places whenever they need it. Here’s how it all works in real life:

Lists on Google Maps

The lists you follow are with you wherever you take Google Maps and are viewable on mobile and desktop—and even offline. Next time you're on a trip, download offline maps of the area in advance and you'll be able to see all the places you’ve added to lists on the map itself.


With the millions of landmarks, businesses and other points of interest in Google Maps, there’s no shortage of places to try. Now that we’ve got the world mapped, it’s your turn to map your world with Lists—from local hotspots to bucket list destinations worlds away.



Love from above. Satellite images reveal that love is all around us.

Feb 13 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  love remote sensing topgeo valentine's day

Love and geography go together well! These satellite images from TerraServer.com reveal that love is all around us. 1. Galešnjak Island, Croatia Image taken on 2016-10-31, 43.9785357, 15.3811181 2. Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Raipur, India Image taken on 2016-11-03, 21.210944,81.8106802 3. Heart of Voh, New Caledonia Image taken on 2016-08-07, -20.9368846, 164.654972 4. Three heart-shaped ponds near […]

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Geiger-mode for Autonomous Vehicles

Feb 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at In The Scan under tags  autonomous vehicles research sensors

This is an informative video interview with the CEO of Princeton Lightwave, Dr. Mark Itzler who explains the potential benefits of Geiger-mode lidar to the development of autonomous vehicles.

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Top 14 maps and charts that explain Valentine’s Day

Feb 12 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Geoawesomeness under tags  featured love topgeo valentine's day

Every February 14, across the world flowers, chocolates and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. There are a number of Saints called Valentine who are honored on February 14. The day became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages in England but the origins of the day goes […]

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What’s Coming in the Business Analyst Web App

Feb 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  apps bao-only business analyst business analyst desktop business analyst online

The upcoming update of the Business Analyst web app is planned for the end of February and will include several improvements and enhancements. Here is what we have planned: More Powerful Suitability Analysis  Incorporate competitive and complementary locations to make … Continue reading


R You Bridging Yet?

Feb 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  analysis & geoprocessing arcgis pro arcmap developer local government

2016 was an exciting year for the R-ArcGIS Bridge. Between new demos showcasing the functionality of the bridge, Esri’s R Consortium membership making the list of the biggest R stories for 2016, and new technical advancements, such as the ability … Continue reading


Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro Leveraging VMWare App Volumes

Feb 11 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at ArcGIS Blog under tags  arcgis pro deployment virtualization

At Esri we are focused on, and work on solutions that matter, as well give benefit our user community’s needs and requests.  The Performance Engineering team has fielded several requests to run ArcGIS Pro with VMWare App Volumes.  App Volumes … Continue reading


Time to discover new places in Africa. Ghana, Senegal and Uganda now on Street View

Feb 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

From the lovely scenic mountains of the south, to the beautiful beaches of the west, and the exotic parks of east, the regions of Africa contain some of the most breathtaking views in the world.

Starting today, you can take virtual tours of some of the most iconic landmarks and monuments in Ghana, Senegal and Uganda. That means Street View now covers 81 countries from across the world, and seven in Africa.

You can now virtually explore the UNESCO World Heritage-classified village of Nzulezo in Ghana, which is built over Lake Tadane, and consists of stilt-supported structures integrated seamlessly with the water-dominated natural landscape.

If you have an eye for cultural entertainment, you can now also take a virtual walk inside the National Theatre of Ghana, home to the three resident companies of the National Dance Company, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the National Theatre Players.

Explore amazing African art by taking a tour of Senegal’s imposing African Renaissance monument, a 49 meter tall bronze statue on top of one of the twin hills just outside Dakar, Senegal.

Other iconic landmarks now in Street View include the stunning Lake Retba, a unique lake known for its pink waters, and take a “drive” through major roads and towns including Dakar, Saint Louis, Thies and Touba.

We partnered with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to capture imagery of some of Uganda's most beautiful and iconic National Parks, home to an amazing variety of wildlife. With our Street View Trekker, either carried by our team or mounted on a vehicle, we travelled through seven parks, including the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is home to 10 primate species, including chimpanzees, and more than 600 species of birds.

We're excited that what began with a few South African cities in 2009, has now expanded to many other cities in seven countries across the continent. From Cape Town to Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and now Ghana, Uganda and Senegal, we're glad that more people from around the world can get a glimpse of this beautiful continent. We think you'll be tempted to pack your own cameras to explore in person as well!


Time to discover new places in Africa. Ghana, Senegal and Uganda now on Street View

Feb 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

From the lovely scenic mountains of the south, to the beautiful beaches of the west, and the exotic parks of east, the regions of Africa contain some of the most breathtaking views in the world.

Starting today, you can take virtual tours of some of the most iconic landmarks and monuments in Ghana, Senegal and Uganda. That means Street View now covers 81 countries from across the world, and seven in Africa.

You can now virtually explore the UNESCO World Heritage-classified village of Nzulezo in Ghana, which is built over Lake Tadane, and consists of stilt-supported structures integrated seamlessly with the water-dominated natural landscape.

If you have an eye for cultural entertainment, you can now also take a virtual walk inside the National Theatre of Ghana, home to the three resident companies of the National Dance Company, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the National Theatre Players.

Explore amazing African art by taking a tour of Senegal’s imposing African Renaissance monument, a 49 meter tall bronze statue on top of one of the twin hills just outside Dakar, Senegal.

Other iconic landmarks now in Street View include the stunning Lake Retba, a unique lake known for its pink waters, and take a “drive” through major roads and towns including Dakar, Saint Louis, Thies and Touba.

We partnered with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to capture imagery of some of Uganda's most beautiful and iconic National Parks, home to an amazing variety of wildlife. With our Street View Trekker, either carried by our team or mounted on a vehicle, we travelled through seven parks, including the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is home to 10 primate species, including chimpanzees, and more than 600 species of birds.

We're excited that what began with a few South African cities in 2009, has now expanded to many other cities in seven countries across the continent. From Cape Town to Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and now Ghana, Uganda and Senegal, we're glad that more people from around the world can get a glimpse of this beautiful continent. We think you'll be tempted to pack your own cameras to explore in person as well!


Time to discover new places in Africa. Ghana, Senegal and Uganda now on Street View

Feb 10 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at Maps under tags  maps

From the lovely scenic mountains of the south, to the beautiful beaches of the west, and the exotic parks of east, the regions of Africa contain some of the most breathtaking views in the world.

Starting today, you can take virtual tours of some of the most iconic landmarks and monuments in Ghana, Senegal and Uganda. That means Street View now covers 81 countries from across the world, and seven in Africa.

You can now virtually explore the UNESCO World Heritage-classified village of Nzulezo in Ghana, which is built over Lake Tadane, and consists of stilt-supported structures integrated seamlessly with the water-dominated natural landscape.

If you have an eye for cultural entertainment, you can now also take a virtual walk inside the National Theatre of Ghana, home to the three resident companies of the National Dance Company, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the National Theatre Players.

Explore amazing African art by taking a tour of Senegal’s imposing African Renaissance monument, a 49 meter tall bronze statue on top of one of the twin hills just outside Dakar, Senegal.

Other iconic landmarks now in Street View include the stunning Lake Retba, a unique lake known for its pink waters, and take a “drive” through major roads and towns including Dakar, Saint Louis, Thies and Touba.

We partnered with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to capture imagery of some of Uganda's most beautiful and iconic National Parks, home to an amazing variety of wildlife. With our Street View Trekker, either carried by our team or mounted on a vehicle, we travelled through seven parks, including the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is home to 10 primate species, including chimpanzees, and more than 600 species of birds.

We're excited that what began with a few South African cities in 2009, has now expanded to many other cities in seven countries across the continent. From Cape Town to Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and now Ghana, Uganda and Senegal, we're glad that more people from around the world can get a glimpse of this beautiful continent. We think you'll be tempted to pack your own cameras to explore in person as well!