Google Maps Navigation (Beta) hits Australia

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Woohoo, finally your shiny Android powered device can be used as a GPS Navigation aid in Australia. As of this morning (17th November 2010), Google have turned on this feature that was previously enabled for the USA and UK. Now when you are using Google Maps and try to get directions, you get a choice of Driving Navigation, Walking Navigation or Directions (same as before). So the downside is you’ll need a constant internet connection. But the upsides are huge! Maps are always up to date It’s fr…

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Updates to the Google Maps Geocoding Web Service

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Google have released a new version of their geocoding web service, details here. Geocoding is the process of translating an address to an approximate location in terms of latitude and longitude (approximate is misleading, it can be very accurate). Reverse geocoding is the process of taking latitude and longitude coordinates and translating that to an address. Updates in the service include: Support for the changes to v3 of the JavaScript API Requests no longer require a Maps API key Google Maps…

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