Google launches new maps blog

Google Maps LatLong Blog logoGoogle announced today a new blog called Google LatLong dedicated to providing updates on their Maps, Earth and Local services.

“As web mapping (dare I say “the geoweb”?) matures, we’re finding that we have a lot more to communicate about new developments in Earth, Maps, Local, and our APIs,” writes Google Maps/Earth director John Hanke. “Our goal is to help foster the ecosystem of geo development across the web.”

If you’re interested in creating Google Maps from scratch, make sure to follow this blog. Google’s engineers are making the API easier and more flexible to use every day. No word yet on whether the Google Maps API Blog will soldier on.

Lastly, make sure to check out the Google Maps Mania blog, THE best source for cutting-edge map ideas (such as the ridiculously cool ’24’ Jack Bauer tracker).

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.