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For Google Maps, it’s the “Daleware” River uncategorized

Oct. 7, 2010 9:53 am

For Google Maps, it’s the “Daleware” River

It might be a subtle shout-out to the local vernacular, but Google’s misspelling of the Delaware River as “Daleware,” is maybe more comical than insulting. To top it off, the search giant’s current set of Google Maps data mislabels the Schuylkill River as the “Deleware,” and Pennypack Creek is, too, incorrectly titled as the river. […]
As funding dries, Historical Society’s PhilaPlace unveils compelling new features uncategorized

Mar. 30, 2010 1:00 pm

As funding dries, Historical Society’s PhilaPlace unveils compelling new features

Update: April 1, 12:39 p.m.: Historical Sociey of Pennsylvania spokesperson Lauri Cielo clarified with us that though a lack of funding may affect the possibility of new features and expansion to other neighborhoods, the Web site will remain available to users and staff is budgeted to keep the project going with story uploads and maintenance. […]
Google launches Maps biking directions with Bicycle Coalition data uncategorized

Mar. 10, 2010 10:08 am

Google launches Maps biking directions with Bicycle Coalition data

You could say we’ve been welcoming of spring and the onset of the 2010 Grapefruit League. A bike ride down to Citizen’s Bank Park in a few weeks? Count us in. But how best to get there? Google has launched a beta and buggy version of its new bike-friendly Maps features, including directions that utilize […]
Google Building Maker released for Philadelphia, 49 other cities uncategorized

Oct. 14, 2009 11:00 am

Google Building Maker released for Philadelphia, 49 other cities

Google is offering up Web-based tools to citizens that would help move forward the company’s ambitious plans to have 3D representations of every building in the world. Philadelphia is one of 50 cities worldwide and just 21 in the United States that are part of the first wave of Google Building Maker, as the program […]
Google Transit and SEPTA finally play nice uncategorized

Jun. 30, 2009 8:30 am

Google Transit and SEPTA finally play nice

Let’s face it — SEPTA isn’t exactly quick on adapting new technologies. It took a group of determined Web developers and some HTML scraping to make the delightfully useful iSEPTA iPhone application, SEPTA has repeatedly delayed the implementation of smart cards and many stations (*cough* Tioga *cough*) still do not sell tokens or make change. […]