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Thursday, 27 February, 2020 UTC

Meet humanity’s first artists through virtual reality

Editor’s Note: France’s Chauvet Cave contains some of the world’s oldest prehistoric drawings. It’s so delicate that it’s closed to the public, but thanks to our partner, the Syndicat Mixte de la Grotte Chauvet, you can now step into the world of our ... more - google

Thursday, 13 February, 2020 UTC

Project Witness shows life in prison from a child’s point of view

Editor's note: Today’s guest post comes from John Legend, artist, producer and activist; and Ty Stiklorius, veteran music manager, CEO of Friends at Work, Producer and Activist At the age of 17, Jarrett Harper was sentenced to life in prison without ... more - google

Thursday, 6 February, 2020 UTC

A look back at 15 years of mapping the world

Fifteen years ago, we launched Google Maps as a useful way to help people get around. Working on Google’s geo efforts for more than 15 years, watching Maps grow into what it is today has been an unbelievable experience. As we’ve added features and capabilities, ... more - google

Thursday, 6 February, 2020 UTC

Charting the next 15 years of Google Maps

It’s easy to take for granted how much information about the world is now available at our fingertips. But it wasn’t long ago that traveling to a new place meant fumbling through sheets of turn-by-turn instructions while trying to keep one hand on the ... more - google

Thursday, 6 February, 2020 UTC

Google Maps is turning 15! Celebrate with a new look and features

In 2005, we set out to map the world. Since then we’ve pushed the limits of what a map can do: from helping you easily navigate from point A to B, to helping you explore and get things done in the world. With more than 1 billion people turning to Google ... more - google

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020 UTC

Heritage on the Edge urges action on the climate crisis

Editor’s note: Guest author Dr. Toshiyuki Kono is President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites. Distinguished Professor Kono also teaches private international law and heritage law at Japan's Kyushu University. Preserving and protecting ... more - google

Friday, 13 December, 2019 UTC

Google Maps 101: how imagery powers our map

Earlier this year, we gave you a look at how Google Maps maps the world. Today, we’ll dive deeper into a main ingredient of the map making process– imagery–and how it powers one of our most popular features. More than just pictures When you think of ... more - google

Friday, 13 December, 2019 UTC

Meet the Googlers making coding education more equitable

Within the Education Equity team at Google, three women are changing the education landscape for the next generation of black and Latinx engineers—and I’m lucky enough to call them coworkers. April Alvarez, Peta-Gay Clarke and Bianca Okafor are part ... more - google