Google Map is one of the best navigation apps that is used for seeking directions, find places, quickest means to reach a destination and many other stuff. Google Map offers you a lot and it encompasses some of the best navigating features like Google earth satellite imagery, street views, turn-by-turn navigation, traffic conditions, public transportation and other info. But there some incredible things that you can do with Google maps apart from just finding direction and navigation purpose. To know what more Google Map can do for you, just check the list of things down below. Continue reading “Google Maps Uses and Tricks You Didn’t Knew About”
Google Maps has always helped us to plan our trips, or find way when we thought we’re lost. But Maps always dropped you at the front door of your destination, to help you get lost again once you get inside a mall, airport or a retail store.
This time, Google has launched a striking new feature with Google Maps 6.0 for Android, allowing users to navigate their way through the indoors of some specific malls & airports.
So now dump that You-are-here map standing lonely at the airport & grab your Android to get to the luggage area in time!
The familiar blue dot shows your approximate location when indoors & the Maps show the floor plan. As soon as you move up or down a level in a multistory building, the interface will automatically update to display which floor you’re on.
Mall of America before & after Indoor Google Maps
Besides, you can always manually choose which floor to show maps for.Though currently, the indoor maps are only available for select large retailers, airports and transit stations in the U.S. and Japan, like Mall of America, IKEA, Chicago O’Hare (ORD), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) & more.
In a recent update to Google Maps, Google added 3D graphics to the map & satellite view. If you have a supported browser, (Chrome 14+ or Firefox 8+) then head over to Google Maps and you should see an invitation to enable MapsGL, adapted from WebGL (Web Graphics Library) to introduce these new features.
The new Map features:
- 3D buildings in Map view mode and 45° aerial images
- Smooth transitions between zoom levels and 45° aerial view rotations
- Swoop effect from the map view to Street View imagery
Google MapsGL explained by Google
Google Maps has helped many of us save time and fuss by providing us with near accurate directions. But this is something you would never have expected:
- Open Google Maps & click on Get Directions.
- In A, type China. In B, type Tokyo. Click Get Directions button.
- Scroll down to step 38 to see the unexpected…!!
Explore maps in 3D with Google Maps 5.0 on Android-powered devices.
Tilt, Rotate, Compass mode, Zoom, Offline maps and Reroute offline, everything you couldn’t do using flat map tiles and the exciting new world of 3rd dimension.