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Excellent!  Can't wait to see what the Google Maps team has in store.    Agile development in the works!
Google has responded very gracefully to my recent rant about the new look Google Maps. In the response Google point out that the new Google Maps is "is still in preview mode". Which is something I really should have mentioned at the beginning of my criticism of the new Google Maps.
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Awesome...can't wait for the data to be integrated into the Google Maps API!
We’ve all been there: stuck in traffic, frustrated that you chose the wrong route on the drive to work. But imagine if you could see real-time traffic updates from friends and fellow travelers ahead of you, calling out “fende...
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Take a look at these innovative GIS apps submitted to the Google Places API Developer Challenge...
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Street View has arrived in Estonia and Latvia. Both countries seem to now have almost blanket Street View coverage on Google Maps.
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“Climate change is expected to hit developing countries the hardest. Its effects—higher temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, and more frequent weather-related disasters—pose risks for agriculture, food, and water supplies” (World Bank, 2012, http://climatechange.worldbank.org/climatechange/).
"Despite projected increases in demand for water, there are still nearly one billion people without such access, and this number is growing in cities. Agriculture accounts for 70 percent of all water use, with countries increasingly tapping underground water resources that show the extraction has tripled in the last 50 years. With a corresponding 70 percent increase in the demand for food by 2050 due to population increases, the demand will lead to a 19 percent increase in the demand for agricultural water use." (The United Nations World Water Development Report, 2012, http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/wwap/wwdr/).

With all the increased demand, new initiatives are needed worldwide to better plan and manage water use, with technologies and investments applied to better operations. The “Save the Rain” app leverages the latest web based technologies to deliver an easy to use rainwater collection calculator. At the same time, "Save the Rain" raises the level awareness with regards to the impacts saving rainfall can make.

The "Save the Rain" app is designed with ease of use and simplicity in mind. Following a three step process, rainfall savings can be determined for any location in the world. The third step includes a summary showing the potential amounts of food that can be grown using the saved rain.

For more information, watch the Save the Rain presentation video - http://youtu.be/whsZfq_K3ms

Check the app out here: http://www.save-the-rain.com
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Ha Ha...I was waiting for this bold post!  I switched back to the old Google Maps within moments.  Must say I do love the new base map though.
I really want to love the new look Google Maps with it's fluttering eyelashes and come hither eyes. But you know what I really hate the new look Google Maps. How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways: 1. IT IS SLOW This one really is the cardinal sin. Do you want to know how Google Maps was able ...
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Mark, I bet those few moments went like this for you   ....

'This looks great. Hmm, no Street View layer. I'm switching back to the old maps.'
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Time to support your local Geo Geek!  Please click the Google +1 button beside my apps displayed in Google Places API Challenge Gallery:

Not in My Neighbourhood!
Save the Rain 

Every +1 counts!  

Cheers!
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meh...
The biggest change—among many—in iOS 6 will undoubtedly be Apple's new Maps app. And though its turn-by-turn directions, Flyover and oh so sweet Siri look promising, the real question is how Apple's m...
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Floor Plan Mapper expands its integration points by seamlessly integrating with TOPDesk. TOPdesk is an international leader in cutting-edge Service Management solutions and standardized ITIL software....
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