When plotting routes, Google Maps also uses the predictive traffic models to assess the routes that are likely to receive heavy traffic, and accordingly suggests alternative routes with lower traffic. It also takes into account other factors such as quality, size and direction of the road. … [Read more...] about Google explains how it predicts traffic, plans routes on Maps
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HERE Technologies, the digital mapping company owned by Germany's premium carmakers said it had partnered with China's Navinfo to offer location services in China.HERE said it will offer routing and navigation services, as well as map display and positioning services in the world's largest passenger car market.NavInfo will provide Chinese mapping data which HERE will convert to its own worldwide specification to make the maps compatible with the mapping and location services offered in the rest of the world."Partnering with NavInfo to extend our services to China is an important step for us to offer our customers a global solution with the same high-quality standards across regions," HERE's Chief Technology Officer Peter Kuerpick said.Germany's premium automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen's Audi bought HERE for 2.8 billion euros ($3.18 billion) in 2015 from Finnish telecoms group Nokia. They now hold 74 percent.The automakers wanted to avoid becoming dependent on third-party mapping … [Read more...] about HERE expands mapping services to China with Navinfo partnership
I stew in my own thoughts all day long and a good 20 minute run is all I have to drown everything, except my own breath and the beats in my ears, out. When I run I can feel the day’s sloth drain off my back. I am moving towards something, even if that something is an imaginary goalpost. … [Read more...] about Would you rather go for a quick sprint or a long walk?
The meeting was chaired by Russia. "At the meeting of the National Security Advisers (NSAs) of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), hosted by the Chair of the SCO (Russia), the Pakistani NSA deliberately projected a fictitious map that Pakistan has recently been propagating," said the MEA Spokesperson. … [Read more...] about India walks out of SCO meet after Pakistan projects fictitious map
The earlier route through Uttarakhand and the Lipu Lekh pass was damaged in the flash floods last year that brought the number of “official” pilgrims to just 51. Beijing’s decision to open the new route will particularly help older pilgrims who will be able to drive up to the pilgrimage destinations instead of walking or using mules. Shigatse is connected to Lhasa by a high-altitude railway line, which was inaugurated in August. … [Read more...] about Xi to announce new route for Mansarovar