Items tagged with Directions

Google sure is on a roll when it comes to making our lives easier just by using its immensely popular search engine. Just over a week ago, the search giant rolled out a feature that allows you to type a simple query, “find my phone”, into the Google omnibox to locate your lost or stolen smartphone. Today, Google is expanding its omnibox’s capabilities to include the ability to send directions from your desktop to your Android smartphone. It’s not exactly like this was a tough feat to accomplish previously, but it’s now so easy a caveman could do it. All you have to is type “send directions” and you will be presented with a map overlay which gives your phone’s current location as the starting... Read more...
For a relatively small fee, Marge Simpson and/or Mr. Burns will happily tell you where to make your next turn, or order you around the neighborhood depending on which character you choose. They're the newest voice downloads to land on the TomTom navigation app for iPhone, iPad, and personal navigation devices (PNDs), the company announced today. "We want to keep the offerings on the TomTom app fresh and exciting by introducing new voices at different times," said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products. "We know that fans of the show are going to appreciate these new additions as it gives them yet another platform to enjoy one of the greatest shows of all time. Marge Simpson and Mr.... Read more...
Holiday travelers can now rely on the most trusted name in mapmaking for their driving directions. Today, Rand McNally announced More Roads-Better Directions™ on its enhanced website, RandMcNally.com, featuring 1 million more home addresses and over 22,000 more miles of roads—enough to cross the country seven times—not found on any other online maps and directions service.With enhanced driving directions, online maps and a trip planner, RandMcNally.com builds on the company’s 152-year tradition of producing the most trusted print maps on the market, now offering the most trusted online maps and directions as well.“Our core business is mapmaking, and we’ve used our extensive experience,... Read more...
Ever wish you could get a view of possible landmarks when getting directions from a mapping site or program?  Well, Google's heard your plea, and has added Street View to directions in Google Maps.Driving directions and Street View have been separate features of the search engine's Google Maps site. By combining them, Google said users can now get a better picture of their route alongside turn by turn information. Users simply click camera icons to get photos of the route along with an arrow showing which way to go. At the end of the line, the last view is a green marker that shows you've arrived."By viewing Street View images alongside directions, drivers have visual context for intersections... Read more...