Archive for the category "google"

Putting Sechelt on Google Maps

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 — 1:31pm PDT
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As of January 2009 Mapquest was still ahead of Google Maps in the online map department however I have a feeling that Google has taken the top rank in recent years. We turn to it for streetviews, directions, information about local businesses or for trip planning. But what happens when the place you’re looking for […]

Vancouver History: Before and After Part Eight

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 — 9:00am PDT
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For the eight installment of my Then and Now Vancouver photography series I thought I would change things up a bit. I’m going to be using images from the City of Vancouver Archives but instead of modern day images for the “now” portion of the post, I will be using Google Street Views. Hornby @ […]

Google Street View Vancouver

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 — 1:20pm PDT
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Google Map’s Street View service has officially launched in Canada and includes sidewalk-level images of Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Banff, Calgary, Kitchener/Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec. Vancouver’s coverage also includes Richmond, New Westminster, Surrey, and all Metro Vancouver cities as far East as Chilliwack. This morning at the launch we got the full rundown of […]

Ocean in Google Earth Features BC Waters

Monday, February 2nd, 2009 — 10:24am PDT
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Last week I got the heads up on the addition of downtown Vancouver buildings to Google Earth 3D but now they’ve taken to the water for Ocean in Google Earth. The feature is included in the newest version of Google Earth. As users zoom in on the ocean they will see a dynamic water surface. […]

Vancouver Buildings in Google Earth 3D

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 — 10:00am PDT
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Last March Google launched its cities in 3D program and as of this month, Vancouver is on now the list. If your local government is like many around the world, you’ve invested in developing a 3D model representing buildings in your city’s downtown–perhaps your entire jurisdiction. Or, maybe you haven’t yet produced a 3D model, […]

Gmail Themes

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 — 3:31pm PDT
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While in the middle of my weekly segment on Talk1410am my computer screen flickered and my Gmail turned blue. Thinking something was amiss, I immediately signed out of my account. Once I logged in again I took notice of a little message at the top of the Gmail window – hello themes!. I know there […]