Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 12:46 UTC

Over one billion people use Google Maps services every month. On the Google Maps app, these users are often searching for local businesses - from restaurants, to car dealerships, to dentists, and more. Recently, we launched a new version of the Google Maps app for Android, iPhone, and iPad where we introduced several new features. Today we're introducing an updated ad experience we think is more attractive for users and more effective for advertisers.

Yes, ads in Google's mobile Maps applications. Fantastic.

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by Veto on Fri 9th Aug 2013 14:20 UTC
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We all pay lots of tax money to generate precise and up to date cartographic data, and hopefully more governments will open the data for use by e.g. OSM, such that we maximize the benefit of our investment.

Free our data :-)

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by sean on Fri 9th Aug 2013 14:49 in reply to ""
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I see many mobile apps for Android that use that service: Has anyone tried any of them?

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by jgfenix on Fri 9th Aug 2013 20:14 in reply to ""
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My favorites are OsmAnd and Mapfactor. The maps are updated each 1-3 months.
Navfree has very old maps (at least in Spain). Navfree, ZANavi and Navit have a very crappy offline search.

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