May 29, 2015

Report: Apple Using Camera-Equipped Minivans To Capture Map Data

It’s a very safe bet that Google has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into Google Maps and Street View. While many people regard Street View as eye candy, it has actually served a more important function: capturing real-world geo-data for Google Maps. Now Apple appears to following in Google’s tire tracks. According to an article in […]

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May 29, 2015

SearchCap: Google Maps Offline, App Indexing & Structured Data

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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May 29, 2015

Google Maps Breakthrough: Search And Navigation Without A Connection

Google continues to add features and capabilities that keep its maps that much ahead of the competition. Coming out of I/O yesterday Google made a major announcement: Google Maps search and voice guided, turn-by-turn navigation will be available offline. This is intended for anyone without a data connection or with a weak or inconsistent one. […]

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May 29, 2015

Structured Data & The SERPs: What Google’s Patents Tell Us About Ranking In Universal Search

Columnist Barbara Starr delves into several Google patents to explore the ways in which the search giant is displaying search results based on structured data and context.

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