Tag Archives: Google Maps

5 useful Google Maps tricks you didn’t know until today

by Katie Conner, c|net

From ordering food to using a new Google Maps language tool, you’ll use these tips daily.

You use Google Maps on your Android or iPhone ($699 at Apple) to check commute times on your way to work and find new restaurants to try out on the weekends — but if you’re only using the Maps app for the basics, you’re missing out. Google Maps has several overlooked features that you may not know about.

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You can finally set a departure time for driving in the Google Maps app on your phone

by Rita El Khoury, Android Police

Google Maps has seen a lot of UI changes recently that some of us may consider superfluous, or at least not a high priority. But over the past few days, two really important features popped up in the app — speed trap cameras and speed limits while driving — and now there’s a third addition. When you’re retrieving driving directions, you can – finally – set your departure or arrival time and get an estimation of how long your route will take, via the route options menu.

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Google Maps now notes if a location is wheelchair accessible

by Greg Kumparak, TechCrunch

“Can I get in the building?”

It might not be a question you find yourself asking regularly — but for the 3 million+ wheelchair users in the U.S., it’s a question that has to be considered. And starting now, it’s one that Google Maps is trying to help answer. Continue reading Google Maps now notes if a location is wheelchair accessible