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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 

Unleash the Full Potential of Google Maps Saved Places

How to Unleash the Full Potential of Google Maps Saved Places – By Chris

If You Use Google Maps, You Should Be Using Saved Places
Even if you’ve never heard of Google Maps Saved Places before, you can probably guess what it is.

It’s a way to save and manage lists of locations on Google Maps, view them right on the app, and share those places with others.

20 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Maps could do – By JR Raphael

Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: the app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and timesaving shortcuts that aren’t obvious, but are just waiting to be discovered. So grab your compass and get ready: It’s time to explore some of its most useful off-the-beaten-path options.

– Things You Can Do with Google Maps Surprising Things You Can Do with Google Maps – By Suzanne

Google Maps has evolved a lot over the years, making the jump from our computers to our phones and adding a ton of cool features along the way. In fact, there are so many that we're sharing our favorite features, along with some hidden tips and tricks.

11 Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

11 Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do – By Lauren Phillips

Believe it or not, Google Maps—one of the best navigation apps out there, depending on who you ask—turns 15 on February 6. In just a decade and a half, this handy little app has helped transform the way we travel. Whether you access it on your smartphone or desktop, you can check how long it will take to get somewhere; see where you parked; plan trips; explore new places; find restaurants, bars, coffeeshops, gas stations near you; and more. If you already rely on Google Maps to get you around town, read on: These tips will help you get the most out of Google Maps.

How to use Google Maps offline

How to use Google Maps offline and save mobile data – By Rounak Jain

Google Maps allows you to download maps for offline use, helping you save on mobile data
when you’re out and about. The option to save maps for later is especially helpful when network coverage is sparse — like when you are travelling or in a place with dampeners.

How to enable speedometer in Google Maps – By Deepanker Verma

Google Maps recently gained the ability to display your driving speeds. The speedometer
can be useful when you are constantly looking at the Maps while driving. Plus, if your vehicle’s speedometer is broken, this can be a useful little addition!

5 reasons why Google Maps is a traveler’s best friend- By Liz Hund

A few months ago, I was riding the subway home when I overheard the group next to me huddled over their phones and deep in debate about where they should go to grab a drink. Phrases like, “But someone says this place is only good on Saturdays!” were flying left and right. Eventually, I couldn’t keep my mouth shut and offered a recommendation.

Google Maps Voice Guidance

Google Maps just got an awesome new feature I hope I’ll never have to use – By Chris Smith

I’m sad to say I’ve never really considered what it means for a person with a serious vision impairment to get from point A to point B without being able to rely on what’s probably the most important basic human sense. That is, I never considered it until I saw Google’s new feature that was just added to Google Maps. You probably haven’t either, unless you’re either affected or directly exposed to it. I obviously hope I’ll never have to use the feature, but I’m sure glad it’s there to help others who are about to benefit tremendously from it.

Voice guidance in Maps, built for people with impaired vision
Think about the last time you walked to a new place. How many streets did you cross to get there? Which intersections were the most complex? How did you prepare before making a turn? And how did you know you weren’t lost?


Google Maps tricks to travels efficient & fast

5 Google Maps tricks to make your travels more efficient, fast, and fun – By Doug

For many of us, Google Maps is an indispensable tool—but not one whose advanced features we spend that much time exploring. While it’s a solid choice for simply getting from point A to point B without much fuss, here are some helpful features and functionality that let you do a lot more than simply arrive safely.

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