Showing posts with label google maps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label google maps. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Google Maps for the iPhone Gets a Helpful New Navigation Feature


Google Maps – Spoken Traffic Direction

Google - GOOG Maps, in the latest update for iOS users has learned to portray and tell and the app would now be using spoken traffic directions when you tend to hit a slowdown ahead. Prior to the start of a trip, it would give you a verbal summary of the traffic condition. While moving, Google Maps tends to support in avoiding tunnels which are overcrowded as well as highway routes with accidents.

This feature tends to automatically pop up while utilising the Navigation feature to provide spoken turn-by-turn directions. The app would talk in mid-journey notifying of any incident which would lengthen the journey and provided options to reroute. It seems that Google is drawingout some of Waze’s best features.

Google had acquired Waze for $1.1 billion in 2003, a sum which seemed small in contrast to some of the latest acquisitions and funding sequences. Waze, significant of its secondary community based navigation app, Google would be integrating real time information with explanations for what could be causing the delays in Maps so thatdrivers would be able to avoid slowdowns flawlessly than earlier. This feature has been made available since May to Android users.

Voice Navigations & Alerts

Waze’s app got a new pretty redesign and it leaves one to wonder why it has not just replaced Google Map as the flagship navigation service for Google. Google Maps envisages more updates than iOS, in Android version and already tends to sport voice navigation as well as alerts.

This is one of the several features that Google has added to Google Maps for iOS this year and others comprise of the ability of sending location one would find on the browser of the phone, enhanced public transit direction for navigating cities as well as to see where one is going prior to departure with a Street View thumbnail on the map.

Besides the added spoken traffic alerts, Google also states that the latest update enables the user to easily add new and missing businesses from the sidebar. If one intends to install the update, they could check out the Google Maps page on the iTunes App Store.

Does Not Incorporate with Siri

Google Maps does not incorporate with Siri and does not run in the background like Apple Maps and the reason is that Apple does not give its third-party inventers, access to the APIs it tends to use to try and have an advantage over them.

 Google Maps tend to falter where any app would. One concern with regards to Google’s fault comes in the traffic estimates. Often the app tends to offer a route which tends to suffer from heavy traffic when it only affects a tiny portion of the trip.

Since one gets to view the actual traffic on the route before confirmation, it is only something to warn you regarding the traffic which will probably have no effect on the trip. It is hard to beat Google Maps, no matter what kind of transportation one would be using to move around. It seems easy to use with features found only in standalone GPS units, like lane guidance.

It is ahead of Apple especially when it comes to car and pedestrian navigation. Moreover, its accurate maps mean that one will never get lost. With the combination of accurate traffic information from Waze, Google Maps seems to be an easy choice for Editor’s Choice award.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Google Maps with many extra features!

Google Maps is more than a road map. It provides storage information, photos, attractions, driving directions, weather details and much more. Google Maps is one of the most popular services of the search engine provider. You can reach the Maps service both via your browser, as well as app for Android and iOS. Since 2005, Google helps with it to the Internet users to find the right way very easily. While Google initially had only large roads in major cities on offer, it mapped now even the smallest streets, walking trails, the interior of museums, shopping malls and airports, and offers a lot of information about traffic and landscapes. Google Maps provides a free route planner navigates from point A to point B - and on request also includes the current traffic situation. The service provides not only driving instructions for cars, pedestrians and cyclists are taken into account. It also offers more details about the schedules of public transport along the route. Do you want to avoid certain roads; you can also easily change the route by clicking on any point on the route and change it by dragging with the mouse.

Along with groundbreaking maps Google also offers satellite images to help users going to get an impression of the area. To select this view, click "Satellite" at the top right corner of the browser. Recently this feature attracted attention, as a horde of amateur detectives are made on the internet in search of a murderer whose alleged fact, Google had taken from a bird's perspective. Another function, without which many users Google Maps no longer could imagine, is Street View ("Street View"): Pull in browser mode, the orange males from the left edge of the card on the blue-marked roads; you can see the area on eye level. That's handy to know how a particular street or neighborhood or looks around, advance impress a way that you have to go to the first time. Thus, with Street View also quickly check whether the holiday cottage really as stated in the prospectus, only 150 meters from the beach away.

Use Google Maps on your Smartphone, you must have some special features, but also have useful functions to choose from. The first step is to install the maps app on your phone or tablet. Do not have a data plan that allows you to surf the Internet on the go, the offline mode of Google Maps app is practical: With it, you save yourself selected map sections on your mobile device to help you to look at the road. Do you want to use the Street View feature, you must however a small detour to make (only connect to the Internet): Only call the info box to a local place - for example a café or restaurant - and see this window a button that takes you to the street view. Google leaves no opportunity unused to enrich his cards with information and data: How Google Maps shows users also plenty of current information such as weather and traffic conditions. Click above right on the "Traffic" button and put a check mark in front of the desired information. Because the data collected are Google even jam forecasts. Just click on the right menu to "traffic" and then left on "Change". Now select the desired time for prediction.

Not only in the streets of foreign cities of the journey is sometimes difficult - even in major shopping malls, exhibition halls, airports often lack clear direction. The remedy the indoor maps function: it should show the way even in buildings by Android Smartphone. Google Maps also allows you to be creative: It is easy to provide the Internet cards with their own comments and symbols - just click on "My Places" (left menu) and then "Create Map". Only after Google mapped roads and were then photographed and eventually made accessible, Google digitized now unceremoniously nor the rest of the world - or at least all the places worth visiting. With the "World Wonders Project" you will discover on the PC historical places and special landscapes, located throughout the world. With camera-equipped car, bike or on foot Google employees have photographed special places so that they can be admired in a panoramic view on the computer - some even in 3D.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Google Maps Available On iPhone Again

Three months after the banishment of Google Maps from the operating system for iPhone and iPad (iOS6) the search giant is back with its own maps app on the Apple devices. Google provides its new Map App for free today in 29 different languages in the iTunes Store, including in German.

In contrast to the old Google Maps, the new cards will no longer be displayed as a heavyweight bitmap graphics, but as slim vector graphics that can be loaded on the road much faster. Significant improvement was also the integration of road panorama service Google Street View and Google's gigantic database of location information, where, for example, restaurants, or attractions are described and evaluated.

Users can now get navigation suggestions for the trip by car and public transport as well as for going on foot. Two features that have been implemented on android missing, but in the iOS version: So you can start on the Apple devices on Google Maps searches or navigation with voice input. You can also save any maps for offline use.

Monday, June 18, 2012

IOS 6: Overview of Plans

The application plans had changed very little since its appearance on the first iPhone in 2007. Apple offers iOS June 1 brand new version which not only adds the missing feature in Apple's mobile system with a full GPS navigation software, but who gives more Google Maps.