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Staking out the turf in digital maps

Britannica sues TomTom over map patents while Google's new street views hit close to home and Microsoft maps in 3D.

Britannica sues TomTom over map patents while Google's new street views hit close to home and Microsoft maps in 3D.

The tech behind Google's Street View

blog What we're seeing are image stills from immersive video, which is how you're able to get a new shot from nearly every point on a recorded route.
May 31, 2007

Encyclopedia maker sues TomTom and two others, claiming they infringed on patents for a computerized map system.
May 31, 2007

Entrepreneurs and corporate decision makers gather in San Jose, Calif., to map out the next wave of location-aware apps, platforms and hardware.
May 31, 2007

Caution: You may find yourself in Google's new street-level map view.
May 30, 2007

Google's street view map feature offers a close-up look at reporter Elinor Mills' former dwelling.
May 30, 2007

Google service gives panoramas and offers a zoom-in feature to read signs.
May 29, 2007

Google buys Spanish geo-photo company

blog Search giant acquires Panoramio, a Spanish photo-sharing site that maps photos on Google Earth.
May 30, 2007

Redmond aims to one-up Google Earth with Live Search Maps feature providing 3D views of city buildings--in IE or Firefox.
May 29, 2007

Microsoft offers browser-viewable 3D maps

blog In addition to the new 3D views, Microsoft has also launched real-time maps of traffic and construction.
May 29, 2007

Garmin, MapQuest offer interfaces

blog The upshot: A hiker, say, could upload GPS data to a Web site to plot travels on a map.
May 29, 2007

Google map view could help drivers avoid parking tickets

blog Watch for a deluge of San Francisco residents logging on to Google Maps in the morning to check the signage near their car.
May 29, 2007