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6 hidden Google Maps tricks to get through the holidays because they’re coming up fast – By Katie ConnerClifford Colby
Thanksgiving and winter holidays are stressful as is, and potentially even more so during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In addition to our tips to help you stay safe (according to the CDC), we have some to help keep you sane. Google Maps has a stable of helpful tools if you’re traveling for Thanksgiving or going out for dinner. For example, if you’re going to a restaurant, you can check Google Maps first to see how busy it is to avoid standing in crowds.

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I’m a frequent traveler and my favorite hack when I’m on the road is a Google Maps function you already have on your phone – By Sophie-Claire Hoeller

I wasn’t going to go out of my way to find these stairs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but saw that I was close one day thanks to Google Maps. Sophie-Claire Hoeller/Insider
There are hundreds of apps out there purporting to help you be a better, more organized traveler, but my favorite is actually just a function in an app you probably already have.

Try these 5 clever Google Maps tricks to get more than just driving directions – By Dale Smith

I seldom use Google Maps to actually get directions, but I open the app almost every day for other reasons that might not be so obvious. Truth is, Google Maps is useful for a lot more than just showing you how to get from Point A to Point B. Beneath all those Christmas-colored traffic patterns and high-res satellite images hides a powerful search tool that offers crowdsourced real-time data on restaurants, retail stores, professional offices, public parks and practically anywhere else you’d want to go.

Google Maps gets a COVID layer

Google Maps gets a COVID layer so you know what you’re getting into before going there – By Rita El Khoury

As you open Google Maps today and try to check what the traffic will be like on your route, you’ll probably notice a new highlight tip that points to a fresh and perfect addition for our modern lives: a COVID-19 layer. So whether you’re about to travel to a new country or are simply driving to the next county, you can always see how things are looking up.

How to view location history in Google Maps

How to view location history in Google Maps – By Divyang Makwana

The Google Maps location history feature lets you view where and which places you have traveled. Google Maps provides a timeline of your visited places in a calendar view which can be helpful if you want to track your location history. Whether you want to check out the place you have visited a few days back or want to see the total commute during the day, the Google Maps location history will come handy. Here’s how you view location history in a timeline in Google Maps.

Send Google Maps directions to your Android phone

How to send Google Maps directions to your Android phone – By Tyler Lee

Google Maps is available on multiple platforms such as the PC and mobile. The upside to looking at Google Maps on the PC is that obviously you’d have a much bigger screen so that you can see surrounding areas for better context, but then again, it’s not like you’d be able to bring your PC with you on your drive.

Google Maps Tricks Travelers Need to Know

14 Google Maps Tricks Travelers Need to Know – By Dave Dean Android

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What’s the app you use most while traveling? Probably something that helps you find your way around, right? Google Maps is the best of the lot, with accurate navigation, detailed maps, and loads of features that keep getting added and updated all the time.

How to Measure Distances ‘As the Crow Flies’ With Google Maps

How to Measure Distances 'As the Crow Flies' With Google Maps – By

It’s easy to use Google Maps to see how far your office is from your favorite restaurant or how long it’ll take to drive from Los Angeles to New York. Estimating the distance between two locations without relying on winding roads messing up your estimate, however, is a bit more complicated. Sure, you could try and measure it with the distance scale at the bottom corner of your screen, but a quirk of Maps 

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