Posts Tagged ‘google’

Our new School App – Download Now!

October 19, 2015

The school is keen to enhance communication and engagement with parents, students, alumni and others who have an interest in all that goes on in St. Gerald’s College. It is hoped that our new school app will help us in achieving this objective.

Our new school app is now available to download (free) from the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android) or search “St Gerald’s College” on either store and download directly to your device.

Please click here for a guide on how to download and set up our school app.

Furthermore, if you have any suggestions as to how we might improve our app please email schoolapp@geralds.ie

So please download and register today!

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Google Street View

March 29, 2009

google-street-view-carIf you see a black car with the Google logo in Ireland in the next few months, give a wave. This is the Google car used to capture images for Google Maps’ Street View.

Street View is Google’s online, interactive, panoramic street level photographic mapping system that is part of Google Maps.

The street car is now in Ireland taking images of Irish streets in five cities: Dublin, Cork, Limerick , Galway and Waterford. Google hope to have these cities on Street View within the next few months.

Street View has received a lot of media attention recently in the UK due to concerns over privacy. According to Google, their technology blurs out both faces and registration plates and people can also report details on Street View that are inappropriate.

So how useful is Google Maps’ Street View?

Tourists can use it to check a city they intend visiting, auctioneers could use it to sell houses and businesses are already using Google Maps on their websites to show their location. We use Google Maps on our school website.

See what cities and towns are currently available in Street View.

Google mappers evicted from US Army bases

March 16, 2008

The US Defense Department has banned Google from filming and depicting in detail its military bases, after officials found precise imagery of a Texas base on the Google Maps website.

Full report from siliconrepublic.com