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Google Maps

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+
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About Google Maps

Google Maps is the number one go-to travel app that you can use to explore destinations before you arrive and make a note of places that look interesting by adding a star or flagging them on the map. As your travel plans shape up, you can use the map to put together a plan for the day by visiting places that are grouped together. You can also save your maps offline so that you won't get lost even if you don't have data on your phone.

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Is Google Maps Free?

This application is both free to download and free to use without any upfront fee or subscription. This includes features such as real-time directions, and satellite view. It should be noted that certain data is collected by Google when using the app (some of which can be opted out of).

Does Google Maps Work Offline?

By default, this app pulls all of its information from Google servers in real time. It is possible to select an area and download it for offline use, however. This is especially useful if data usage is a problem, or if you will be without cellular service during your journey.

Is Google Maps Accurate?

Google Maps is as accurate as any other mapping service in terms of scale and road accuracy. However, it should be noted that there will always be a delay between changes in real world road layouts and digital maps being updated. Always pay attention when using any GPS navigation system.

Does Google Maps Use Data?

As the app retrieves all of the information it needs from Google servers as and when it is needed, using the app does use data. It is possible to download areas for offline use, either to save data or if you expect to be without mobile data for your journey.

Does Google Maps Talk?

The option to have Google Maps audibly speak directions to you as you drive is available on Android devices. This is a much safer option than constantly looking at your device while driving. The option can be easily turned on or off from the top right of the main screen.

Does Google Maps Show Footpaths?

The option to view footpaths in Maps is available. The app can also give directions for walking only, which can be selected at the route planning screen. Footpaths are more susceptible to being out of date than road maps, so always use caution before potentially trespassing on someone's property.

How to Google Maps Street View?

Google's 360 degree Street View feature is available in the Android version of Maps app. The simplest way to access this feature is to find the spot you wish to view, and press and hold that location. If a Street View is available, a small thumbnail will appear in the bottom corner.

How to Google Maps Multiple Destinations?

To add multiple destinations in the app, begin as you normally would with a single destination. On the route planner screen, select the method of transport, and then click the menu button and hit "Add Stop". In the new field, search for your next destination, and repeat for the rest.

Will Google Maps Work Without WiFi?

This app does work without WiFi. It should be noted that it does use data, however. While maps themselves aren't particular data-intensive, things like Street View and Satellite View are, so be sure to keep track of your data. It is also possible to download "Offline Maps" for later use.

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App Details

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Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Topics

Skills

Organisational and Productivity Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Google LLC

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Description

Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped and hundreds of millions of businesses and places on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods by knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in.

Get there faster with real-time updates
• Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions
• Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info
• Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents, and road closure
• With Live View in Google Maps, see the way you need to go with arrows and directions placed right on top of your world. There’s no second guessing or missing another turn.

Discover places and explore like a local
• Discover local restaurant, events, and activities that matter to you
• Know what’s trending and new places that are opening in the areas you care about
• Decide more confidently with “Your match,” a number on how likely you are to like a place
• Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real-time
• Create lists of your favorite places and share with friends
• Follow must-try places recommended by local experts, Google, and publishers

More experiences on Google Maps
• Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection
• Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more
• Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums

* Some features not available in all countries

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