Nine Best Use Of Google Maps
Google Maps for mobile and desktop can tell you when your ride is actually going to arrive with a new live transit updates.
When you click on any public transit station or plan a transit route with Google Maps then you can see “live departure times” (indicated with a special icon) and service alerts.
Google has partnered with transit agencies to integrate live transit data in four U.S. cities and two European cities: Boston, Portland, Ore., San Diego, San Francisco, Madrid and Turin.
By using Google’s 3D preview, you can get aerial view of the route, as if you were in a helicopter flying above the road.
For preview your own route, all you have to do is just start by entering your starting point, destination, and mode of transport like any directions.
For instance, driving directions from ‘Carmel CA to Big Sur CA.’ Then, just click on the “3D” play button. The map will switch to Earth view and automatically start flying you along your recommended route.
Google’s latitude app for iphone that would help you to know and see where your latitude friends are on Google maps.
By using this apps via Google maps you can also opt to share your location with them.
For example, you can choose to check in at specific places, such as your favorite restaurant or a park, to add more context to your location. You’ll be able to not only let friends know that you’re just around the corner but also let them know the actual coffee shop that you’re at in case they want to join you.
If Latitude is set to continuously update your location, you’ll also be automatically checked out when you leave. This way, friends aren’t left guessing if you’re still there or not before heading over to join you for a latte.
Search by voice lets you easily search for anything by simply speaking your search terms instead of typing them.
Just open Google Maps, press your phone’s “call” button, and clearly speak your search term like “Park Plaza.” Search by voice works with all the kinds of searches Google Maps for mobile already supports, including places, addresses , specific businesses ,or types of businesses.
To get started, install the latest version of Google Maps for mobile 4.1 for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 by going to m.google.com/maps in your phone’s standard web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer on Windows Mobile).
GMapCatcher would help you to access google maps even when you are offline.
Gmapcatcher is an offline maps viewer. It downloads data automatically from many providers such as: CloudMade, OpenStreetMap &Google Map. User can view the maps while offline.
With the offline toggle button unchecked, it can download google map tiles automatically. Once the file downloaded, it will reside on user’s hard disk and needn’t to be downloaded again any more.
Now you can see past history of places in photographic form at Google maps.
How? Via this new platform(What was there).
What was there, would provide a platform where anyone can easily upload a photograph with two straightforward tags to provide context: location and year.
It means that you can tag photos into Google maps and create a photographic history of places wherever you go.
So wherever you are in the world, take a moment to upload a photograph and contribute to history.
While using Google maps on android you can write and publish ratings and reviews from your mobile phone.Google make it quick and easy with a new rating widget designed for rating places on the go.
Install it from your homescreen by going to Menu > Add > Widgets > Rate Places. You can also post ratings and reviews directly from any Place page. So, when you polish off the crispiest carnitas taco you’ve ever eaten, you can pull out your Android phone to celebrate the event and give that taqueria the public love it deserves. Your ratings will personalize your search results by customizing them according to your tastes.
Now, when you would rate any spot or places using Google Maps for Android, you can share your review with even more people by posting it to Twitter.
When rating on the go using its rating widget, just choose to Post review to Twitter and connect your Twitter account. You’ll get a preview of your tweet and will be able to post your ratings and reviews moving forward.
Google Indoor Maps would help you to figure out where you are and see where you might want to go when you’re indoors.
Now while using its new feature you could see detailed floor plans automatically appear when you’re viewing the map and zoomed in on a building where indoor map data is available.