It appears that Vietnamese Pokémon GO addicts are the only ones willing to ruin the national map in order to avoid a few extra steps to reach a PokéStop. It appears that Vietnamese Pokémon GO addicts are the only ones willing to ruin the national map in order to avoid a few extra steps to reach a PokéStop. The Google Map of Vietnam has begun to transform since the launch of Pokémon GO in the country, with people using the Google Map Maker tool to create a number of fake ‘virtual’ public areas to facilitate their hunt. In Pokémon GO, the mobile game taking the world by storm, public places such as parks, historical markers, and monuments are likely to automatically be recognized as PokéStops – locations where players can collect eggs and Poké Balls. In an attempt to cheat the system, a number of Vietnamese players have been creating fake public places near their houses to dupe Pokémon GO into marking … [Read more...] about Are Vietnamese Pokemon GO players world’s only Google Maps abusers?
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While Google Maps may have found itself on the outside looking in on the just-released iOS 6, it's got a fresh update for Android devices that makes sure any locations you've searched are right at your fingertips. … [Read more...] about Google Maps for Android update brings your full location search history to handhelds
Protesters rally outside the Chinese Consulate in Manila on July 7, 2015, denouncing China's claim to most of the South China Sea including areas claimed by the Philippines Google has quietly removed the Chinese name for a South China Sea shoal bitterly disputed by Beijing and Manila from its maps service, following an outcry from Filipinos. The Google Maps website on Tuesday referred to the rich fishing ground -- a subject of a case lodged by the Philippines at an international arbitration tribunal -- by its international name, Scarborough Shoal. The service had earlier labelled the shoal as part of China's Zhongsha island chain, prompting an online campaign demanding that the Internet giant stop identifying the outcrop as part of Chinese territory. "We've updated Google Maps to fix the issue. We understand that geographic names can raise deep emotions which is why we worked quickly once this was brought to our attention," Google's office in Manila said in a … [Read more...] about Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furore
Google has updated information about roads and places in the major cities of Vietnam for its famous Google Map for PC and cell phones. Information about streets, roads, and places like hospitals, schools, embassies, and banks in Hanoi, HCM City, Hai Phong, Da Nang, and others are now available on Google Map. Users can choose to view a vector map, satellite map or topographic map. With modern cell phones, like the iPhone 3G and Blackberry Bold, users can utilize Google Map's locating function. However, in Vietnam, these models of mobile phones are ineffective because they are integrated with AGPS chips. Google Map also supports cell phones without GPS to define their positions through the Latitude function; however, it is not highly accurate. As Google Map is an online map, Vietnamese users will need GPRS or wifi to download the software to their PCs or hand phones. Google Map is now available for cell phones that use BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Sympian S60, Palm operating systems … [Read more...] about Google Map updates with Vietnamese roads
Costa Rica on Saturday stepped up pressure on international mediators to engage in its territory dispute with Nicaragua, after Google Maps was cited in an incident that saw the neighboring countries dispatch forces to their joint border. The Internet search giant joined the fray after a Nicaraguan commander cited Google's version of the border map in an interview with Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion to justify a raid on a disputed border area. The area is hotly disputed by the two neighbors, and Costa Rica has asked the Organization of American States (OAS) to investigate the alleged violations of its territory. OAS Secretary General Jose Manuel Insulza is touring both countries in a bid to mediate the dispute. On Saturday, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla said she was prepared to take the dispute to the UN Security Council if the OAS cannot find a solution. "Costa Rica is seeing its dignity smeared and there is a sense of great national urgency" to resolve this problem, … [Read more...] about Google Maps embroiled in Central America border dispute