Google Announces Increased Access to Google Maps For Desktop

By March 4, 2014Local, News

The new features of Google Maps provide an extremely streamlined process.  Some of the new features include live traffic conditions, new views, and the surely popular function to learn about a new area.  These updates will blend seamlessly into the Google Maps functionality and will add beneficial features to the platform.

Live Traffic Feed:

This is exactly what it sounds like.  The Map highlights areas of high traffic and alerts you to routes that will be quicker to navigate.

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 A New Perspective:

Google Maps now offers an array of rich imagery.  You can travel the world all from your desktop or you can check out the closest pizza joint to you without even having to take a step.  The carousel adds an extra level of ease and allows for a deeper look.

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Getting To Know You:

This function is beyond simple and brilliantly articulated.  As with all things Google, it is incredibly easy to use.  For example, if you were new to a city, all you would have to do is pull up your trusty Google Map and type in the word pizza and then the city that you are in currently.  Google Maps will geo-locate a list of pizza spots on the map with an option to see reviews by top Google reviewers.

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This utility can be used for all manner of querying and the results are always there to help you when the best person to ask is Google.

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