Google maps is considered to be a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ chock-full of some hidden secret navigation, geospatial search, and personalized tools. These tricks and tips might be helpful for you for unlocking the full potential of the Google map app.
Google maps have transformed how people navigate the world. The mobile and desktop apps have become not just a path for getting from place A to B through cars, public transportation, or by foot. The omnipresent Google service is considered to be the ‘geospatial search engine’ for the world surrounding us.
Here are some of the tips that will be very helpful for you to utilize the maximum power of Google Maps application. Google is continuously revamping and making improvements in its map. So, let’s go and see what its hidden navigation tools are.
Tools for inside access: Google maps not only gives you the information about outdoors, but it also gives you information about the things that are present or selling out inside the malls, other large buildings and airports by searching location on the maps. For finding the exact information about what’s inside the place, you just have to search for that place and then click on the option of the directory. This is the amazing trick that will be very helpful for you.
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Add multiple locations on Google maps: If you want to add some destination on your Google map app, then you have to add your starting point and then your exact place of destination and simply press on the 3 dots located at the corner of the app.
Then the option ‘Add stop’ will come, you will have to press on that option and then add the direction with multiple stops. Drag and drop option will be there within your planner.
You can personalize the icon of your vehicle: So, if you are driving your vehicle, then Google map will help you a lot for giving you information about the other vehicles that are showing up in your navigation in your android and iOS application. In that application, you have to set your destination, and then you have to take an initiative for your driving direction. Press on the icon that displays the real location of yours and then a menu with a certain car option will pop out for instance, a sedan, SUV and pickup truck.
Google maps trick for finding out where are you moving?
If you want to collaborate with the Google maps when you are driving and you are not in the mood to take your eyes off from the road then here is a trick for you. For this you have to press on the ‘OK Google’ voice command available on the app of Google maps.
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For instance, if you observed that your vehicle is running out of fuel, then, you have to say ‘OK Google find the gas station’ and it will display you all the available gas stations on the map.
There are many other options that are available. It means you can ask what will be your next turn or you can ask what your ETA is. On android phone you just have to switch on your ‘Google Assistant’ and you are about to go fairly. But on iOS you just have to click on the option of a microphone which is available at the top right corner of the application. At that place you can easily ask any type of query by using your voice under the microphone voice command option.
How to access Google maps when you are offline?
For this you have to download the ‘Offline map’ if enough storage is available in your device.