Australian scientists mapping the Great Barrier Reef will broadcast their findings in partnership with Google, emulating its "Street View" to spotlight the impact of climate change.
Long before Google online mapping service cars snatched data from private wireless hotspots there was the Wall of Sheep.
The Maps app in Apples' iOS 6 is clearly flawed, but some other features are pretty cool and useful.
The iPhone 5 isn't the only product Apple is updating this week. On Wednesday it released a new version of iOS, the software that underlies its handheld devices.
Apple's new iPhone 5 may have been criticised for its glitch-ridden new maps program, but it may have inadvertently provided a diplomatic solution to China and Japan's ongoing row over disputed islands.
Internet giant Google has rolled out an online map tracking the path of Hurricane Irene and providing other useful information about the storm headed for the US east coast.
A South Pacific island identified on Google Earth and world maps does not exist, according to Australian scientists who went searching for the mystery landmass during a geological expedition.