Google has been slowly redesigning most of their core apps with updated Material Design interfaces, and Google Maps is next up on the list. There have been a few Maps tweaks over the last few months hinting at this coming, and Google I/O more or less confirmed it, but it’s finally happening. The update is […]
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In the months ahead, Google Maps will be more than just turn-by-turn directions. It’ll be your one-stop virtual guide to the best places to eat and explore, anywhere in the world. Whether you’re meeting up with friends, hosting out-of-towners in your city or simply exploring someplace new, Google Maps will help you make quick decisions […]
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Google's presence in China has increased marginally in recent times, but those excited about a rumoured optimized version of Maps for the country will be disappointed to learn the claims are untrue. Earlier this week Japan news site Nikkei reported t…
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Google and Florida have teamed up to make Maps a much more useful resource for the state's evacuation plans in preparation for Hurricane Irma's arrival. Florida Governor Rick Scott has advised residents to use various apps and websites to help them n…
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Google is adding a new feature to Google Maps for Android to help users plan their hunt for a parking space when arriving at a destination. The new feature will provide information on parking difficulty at a destination in 25 metro areas in the U.S. The information will be provided via an icon to help […]
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Google has announced that it will shut down Map Maker, the tool that allowed any Google Maps user to contribute edits to the company’s Maps platform, in favor of its invite-only Local Guides program.
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Google’s rolling out an update to Maps that makes it easier to spot areas of interest and venues. Other new features include a Wi-Fi mode and public transit delay/cancellation notifications.
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Google has announced it’s working hard on an offline feature for Google Maps, but rather than a simplified version, it will contain many of the major features, including turn-by-turn navigation — all without a data connection.
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