Archinect - News 2014-04-25T03:57:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/94810431/how-we-picture-a-city-venice-and-google-maps How We Picture a City: Venice and Google Maps Alexander Walter 2014-03-03T15:41:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:28:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/694dd548b0a88002191abedefc5b8d85.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2013, we picture cities a little differently, with demography and photography. Cities live in Instagram, in patterns of light from space, in blueprints and visualizations and&mdash;most like Canaletto&rsquo;s civic landscapes&mdash;on Google Street View. Now, an artist in London has done some creative, comparative history, pairing Canaletto&rsquo;s Venice and London with contemporary depictions, as glimpsed by the Google van.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88525172/google-street-view-gets-even-more-personal Google Street View gets (even more) personal Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-10T14:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T17:19:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6k/6khjtb1a8cstm92h.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google's Street View is slowly covering more and more of the world's surface, but it still has holes. Now though, you can help fill them&mdash;and all you need is an Android phone or DSLR. Google has just launched a new Street View feature which allows any user to recreate the usual Street View experience by stringing together photo spheres along paths which they define.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/87450092/google-brings-street-view-inside-more-than-65-airports-and-train-stations-calls-it-a-first-effort Google brings Street View inside more than 65 airports and train stations, calls it a 'first effort' Archinect 2013-11-26T13:16:00-05:00 >2013-11-26T20:52:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0572949ed6005cfe062f946059bc8d5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google today launched an interactive map featuring Street Views of over 65 mass-transit hubs. The map features some locations you may have already explored, like Emirates' A380 or London's Gatwick Airport, alongside some new sites across Europe, South America, and Asia.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Click <a href="https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/edit?authuser=0&amp;hl=en&amp;mid=zqafVP2X3Jp8.kL0YSq0tl8qw" target="_blank">here</a> to view the interactive map.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59846145/google-maps-gets-25-million-new-building-footprints Google Maps Gets 25 Million New Building Footprints Archinect 2012-10-22T18:28:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:28:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2172e6a32d6c1ce8653050dea9f8756.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The latest update brings 25 million new building footprints to Google Maps, making Google&rsquo;s map offering even more detailed and comprehensive. The new building footprints have been created by a computer, which processed actual aerial imagery and rendered the shapes of buildings in the maps. Users can help out and fix inaccurate building footprints in Google Map Maker, as well as assign businesses to existing buildings or even draw the entire building footprints themselves.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56775118/how-google-builds-its-maps-and-what-it-means-for-the-future-of-everything How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything Paul Petrunia 2012-09-06T18:03:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:34:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14706d10e5f8b48ab99170aa0b799a21.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's common when we discuss the future of maps to reference the Borgesian dream of a 1:1 map of the entire world. It seems like a ridiculous notion that we would need a complete representation of the world when we already have the world itself. But to take scholar Nathan Jurgenson's conception of augmented reality seriously, we would have to believe that every physical space is, in his words, "interpenetrated" with information. All physical spaces already are also informational spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/46610332/tilt-tables-and-google-maps-make-a-game-out-of-environments Tilt-tables and Google Maps make a game out of environments Ian Smith 2012-04-28T17:17:00-04:00 >2012-04-30T12:09:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p4wdyv8vdujhcftb.jpg" width="514" height="529" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> How much have books or film influenced your sense and recognition of place were you've never been before? And how about games, as developers push for more accurate and realistic map models? How will the ability to interface with all aspects of real-world data affect our future perception of space and&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.playmapscube.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">place</a>?</em></p> <p> Built using <a href="http://maps.google.com/help/maps/starthere/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's Start Here</a> technology.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/26199007/google-to-open-campus-in-frank-gehry-s-binoculars Google to open campus in Frank Gehry's Binoculars Archinect 2011-11-03T18:40:50-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3w/3wda3wsycwqa36e2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wojcicki said the new campus &mdash; three adjacent buildings including Frank Gehry-designed Binoculars Building &mdash; would also help Google attract candidates from area colleges and universities... The company's focus on Web search is evoked by the iconic binocular sculpture at the site, created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/21339394/9-11-memorial-gets-google-mapped 9/11 Memorial Gets Google Mapped HotSoup 2011-09-22T14:14:49-04:00 >2011-09-22T14:50:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1dyzt5l09p0wv7i.jpg" width="514" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google is committed to providing our users with the richest, most up-to-date maps possible. [...] In this case, the edit for the 9/11 memorial site was made by a map maker user on Sept 12, 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p> That was fast.</p>