7 Incredible Things You May Not Know about Google Maps

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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Hyundai 0:33
The letter ’Н’ symbolizes two people – a client and a representative of the company – shaking hands.

Adidas 0:52
The current logo is three stripes at an angle which together form a triangle. This symbolizes a mountain, which in turn represents the challenges that all sportsmen have to overcome day after day.

Apple 1:21
Rob Janoff, the designer who came up with the world-famous Apple company logo, explained his idea in one of his interviews. He bought a bag of apples, placed them in a bowl, and spent time drawing them for a week, trying to break the image down into something simple.

Vaio 1:58
The first two letters of the Vaio logo symbolize an analogue wave. The last two are similar to the numbers 1 and 0 — that is, symbols of a digital signal.

Amazon 2:14
The orange arrow is similar to a smile because the company wants its customers to be satisfied. The arrow is also stretched between the letters ’A’ and ’Z’, in a hint that the company sells absolutely every product you can imagine.

Baskin Robbins 2:40
The pink-colored parts of the “BR” section make up the number 31, which is how many ice cream flavors Baskin Robbins used to famously sell.

Toyota 2:56
The logo represents a stylized image of a needle eye with a thread passing through it. This is a hint at the company’s past – they used to produce weaving machines.

Continental 3:28
Continental, a famous car tire producer, has a logo in which the first two letters depict a car wheel.

Formula 1 3:41
If you look carefully at the white space between the letter ’F’ and the red stripes, you can see the number 1.

Pinterest 3:59
On Pinterest, people collect images they like from across the Internet and ’pin’ them to their online boards. That’s why the image of a pin is hidden in the letter P.

Beats 4:17
Beats, an audio equipment producer based in the USA, uses a logo in which the letter ’B’ looks like headphones on a person’s head.

Toblerone 4:32
The famous chocolate company based in Bern, Switzerland, has a silhouette of a bear in its logo. That’s because Bern is sometimes called a city of bears.

BMW 4:55
The logo is simply a part of the Bavarian flag, the area of Germany where the company originated.

LG 5:18
The logo is a stylized image of a person’s face. According to the company, this represents its aspiration to have human relations with their customers.

Evernote 5:34
The corner of the elephant’s ear is folded over in a similar way how people fold the corner of a page to make notes.

Coca-Cola 5:57
In the space between the letters ’O’ and ’L’, you can see the Danish flag. It’s purely a coincidence. Nevertheless, Coca-Cola has used this as part of its marketing campaigns in the Scandinavian country.

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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.

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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

Introduction

Overview of the UK Overseas Territories https://youtu.be/gl9As81DiDE
Filming the Britain’s Treasure Islands TV documentary series https://youtu.be/W2_yNNE-mCw
Stewart McPherson’s lecture at the Royal Geographical Society https://youtu.be/xOt93lM2F2I

Mini-documentaries about each of the UK Overseas Territories

Ascension Island – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/XpLeHUCuY8c
Saint Helena – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/qIsI6paJYZs
Tristan da Cunha – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/Fspkfxcrfwc
Falkland Islands – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/DzOIb4D8SQE
South Georgia – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/oHZUibDpWuk
British Antarctic Territory – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/_V88voefIQk
British Indian Ocean Territory – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/nnDKVZQhCbI
Pitcairn Islands – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/yJZQyhx13AA
Bermuda – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/oIxF74vcfzM
Cayman Islands – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/TrSetBtLAB8
British Virgin Islands – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/z1lvLLG1Csg
Montserrat – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/BFnetjV8W2c
Anguilla – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/Bf3E6pD1nHM
Turks and Caicos Islands – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/JR_vLHHCO10
Akrotiri and Dhekelia – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/t4vqTl3EozM
Gibraltar – wildlife and heritage https://youtu.be/F4ueaYy9TRM

Mini-documentaries about specific subjects on particular UK Overseas Territories

Ascension Island – natives and aliens https://youtu.be/F0xMAIFgPg4
Ascension Island – supplying the garrison https://youtu.be/8BUDEUwx0hE
Saint Helena – wirebird conservation https://youtu.be/dlXg5zrBIlA
Saint Helena – plant conservation https://youtu.be/bL-pAsNHLdY
Life on Tristan da Cunha – the World’s Most Remote Inhabited Island https://youtu.be/n4ElF8awm90
Tristan da Cunha – the Monster Mice of Gough Island https://youtu.be/wT14Q7pZJzo
Falkland Islands – Jimmy the ex-whaler https://youtu.be/alaCe4LbWyo
British Indian Ocean Territory – coconut crabs https://youtu.be/JCkNSWz-IDc
British Indian Ocean Territory – seabirds https://youtu.be/quksfCDxbGE
British Indian Ocean Territory – underwater https://youtu.be/cTJd_WW_NHI
Pitcairn Islands – Henderson Island’s wildlife https://youtu.be/6jK3As_VAjc
Life on Pitcairn Island – home of the descendants of the mutineers from HMS Bounty https://youtu.be/vPZHzfRXzjA

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
Amphibians and Reptiles of the UK Overseas Territories https://youtu.be/JrFeLvyJ0Io
Plants of the UK Overseas Territories https://youtu.be/JimYKMzLaqY
Mammals of the UK Overseas Territories https://youtu.be/lnthUbLaBFk
Birds of the UK Overseas Territories https://youtu.be/A0irRRrUbKk
Marine Life of the UK Overseas Territories https://youtu.be/Bu5TydBKFFo

Overview mini-documentaries

Conservation Lessons of the UKOTs https://youtu.be/8VIK87Gd134
Islands of Evolution https://youtu.be/dP7nFXkOg48
Overview of the Britain’s Treasure Islands book https://youtu.be/OYgKyuC3xVY
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Overview of Britain’s Treasure Islands TV documentary series https://youtu.be/ynR40R50Unc

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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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Why all world maps are wrong

Making accurate world maps is mathematically impossible.

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