1. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle, or public transportation.
2. The service was launched in 2005.
3. Google Maps began as a desktop program at Where 2 Technologies but was later aquired by Google.
4. Google Maps’ satellite view is a top-down view; most of the high-resolution imagery of cities is aerial photography taken from aircraft flying at 800 to 1,500 feet, while most other imagery is from satellites.
5. Google Maps for Android and iOS devices was released in September 2008 and features GPS turn-by-turn navigation.
6. In 2013, it was determined to be the world’s most popular app for smartphones.
7. Google has programs and features, including within Google Earth, allowing exploration of Mars, The Moon, the view of the sky from Earth and outer space, including the surfaces of various objects in the solar system.
16 FAMOUS LOGOS WITH A HIDDEN MEANING (That We Never Even Noticed)
How to design a successful logo? How to build a famous brand for your business? Some of the most well-known logos in the world were purposefully designed to indicate something much more than simple beauty. In fact, it seems that in some cases, every line, curve, and color has meaning behind it.
Adidas, Apple, BMW, Coca-Cola, Toyota… We see these famous brands everywhere but never consider what their logos exactly mean. Curious to know the secret? Watch the 16 famous logos with a hidden meaning you’ve never noticed.
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Life on Tristan da Cunha – the World’s Most Remote Inhabited Island
Watch the three-part Britain’s Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC FOUR, starting Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00).
This mini-documentary follows Stewart McPherson’s journey to Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island in the world. We meet the Tristanians and an interview with ex-chief islander Harold Green reveals what life is like in Tristan’s only settlement, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas.
Please note: although complementary to the BBC FOUR series, the 40 short mini-documentaries are not commissioned or editorially overseen by BBC.
BRITAIN’S TREASURE ISLANDS – MINI-DOCUMENTARIES
Overview of the UK Overseas Territories https://youtu.be/gl9As81DiDE
Mini-documentaries about each of the UK Overseas Territories
Ascension Island – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/XpLeHUCuY8c
Mini-documentaries about specific subjects on particular UK Overseas Territories
Ascension Island – natives and aliens https://youtu.be/F0xMAIFgPg4
Mini-documentaries about systematic wildlife groups across all of the UK Overseas Territories
Terrestrial Invertebrates of the UK Overseas Territories https://youtu.be/16AuBMsI_GY
Conservation Lessons of the UKOTs https://youtu.be/8VIK87Gd134
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Published: 2016-04-04 20:28:57
HOW IT WORKS: The International Space Station
This explains each interior pressurized module, crew living quarters, and scientific equipment.
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This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch
Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, months-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal.
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Published: 2016-01-08 16:41:09
Why all world maps are wrong
Making accurate world maps is mathematically impossible.
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Published: 2016-12-01 22:14:16