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Google Maps

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 Meet: How To Use It

Google Meet: How To Use It For Video Conferences And Features To Know – By

With online interactions being the primary mode of communication in the foreseeable future, the sheer number of digital meetings can be overwhelming to keep track of during the day. It’s extra tricky, especially if the attendance of your participants’ matters, or if you have follow-up messages to send to colleagues who couldn’t attend due to conflicting appointments.

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States – By Al Shaw

According to new data from the Rhodium Group analyzed by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, warming temperatures and changing rainfall will drive agriculture and temperate climates northward, while sea level rise will consume coastlines and dangerous levels of humidity will swamp the Mississippi River valley.

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.