CNET: Google Maps adds tools to find drug addiction recovery resources

CNET: Google Maps adds tools to find drug addiction recovery resources. “Google on Thursday said it’s adding tools to its Maps app to help people recover from drug addiction. The search giant said it launching a new feature for Google Maps that shows people where to go to attend more than 83,000 recovery meetings, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous gatherings. The meetings take place in more than 33,000 locations, such as community centers or churches.”

Hongkiat: How to Create And Customize Google Maps

Hongkiat: How to Create And Customize Google Maps . “Snazzymaps is a tool that aims to make it easier for anyone to customize Google Map. It has a nice and friendly user interface. You can build the map with just a couple of selections from the select box and you don’t even have to code. There are many options for you to control the look of the map. You may also insert your custom marker icon and places. And the best part is it provides plenty pre-built map styles.”

Slate: The Pin Is Mightier

Slate: The Pin Is Mightier. “A friend of mine, an attorney at a nonprofit legal agency, was following up on a case for a client she’d met at a small-claims clinic the day before. As she used Google Maps to search for an address the client had provided, she noticed a featured pin for a nearby ‘lodge’ with a peculiar name: ‘Balls deep in the bullshit.'”

The Guardian: Newly opened WestConnex tunnel missing from Google Maps, causing confusion in Sydney

The Guardian: Newly opened WestConnex tunnel missing from Google Maps, causing confusion in Sydney. “Google Maps is working to resolve an issue where Sydney’s newly opened WestConnex M4 East motorway – part of Australia’s largest transport infrastructure project – does not display on its map.”

Irish Examiner: PhD student has monthly grant cut by €400 over Google Maps calculation

Irish Examiner: PhD student has monthly grant cut by €400 over Google Maps calculation. “A PhD student will have her monthly grant cut by €400 after a shorter route to her university was calculated via an unnamed road on Google Maps. Niamh Dillon, who is in the second year of her PhD at the University of Limerick, will see her Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant cut after the awarding body calculated a shorter distance for her to travel to university.”

‘Took away our identity’: Google Maps puzzles residents with new neighbourhood names (Reuters)

Reuters: ‘Took away our identity’: Google Maps puzzles residents with new neighbourhood names. “Home to a Peach Street, an Orange Street and a Lemon Street, the Fruit Belt district of Buffalo, New York, has been known by that name since German settlers planted orchards there in the 1800s. So, local resident Veronica Hemphill-Nichols was surprised when she opened Google Maps on her first, freshly bought smartphone about 10 years ago and saw the area rebranded as Medical Park.”