- Developer: Google LLC
- Genre: Travel & Local
- Version: latest
|Release Date||December 13, 2012|
|Genre||Travel & Local|
Google Maps Review
Either you're about to travel a couple of thousand miles away to see Luxor's Valley of the Kings or simply need to find the nearest gas station while on the road trip to the State Capital - you'll need a reliable partner. And this reliable partner will definitely be Google Maps.
It knows everything about everything, especially when it comes to museums, restaurants, traffic jams, vehicle services and so on and so forth.
A super versatile tool, you can download Google Maps for PC or almost every other platform. Except maybe Google Maps for Blackberry has never been released.
Where do we go now?
- A vehicle.
- Public transportation.
Google Maps has become even smarter lately after Waze has been bought by the company and now you'll be alerted if a traffic jam is awaiting ahead to hinder your journey. However, you can't report incidents through Google Maps on your own - for that purpose you still need to utilize Waze, which is still available as a standalone app.
GM relentlessly calculates better routes for you and if one of those becomes available - you'll be informed instantly through a pop-up notification. Don't hesitate to use it: its "life-span" is merely 30 seconds, after which it disappears.
Moreover, the application takes into consideration the speed at which you move, providing you with the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA). Which is especially nice by the way: if you need to be somewhere and arriving late is unacceptable, you can calculate time of your trip and other details beforehand.
As for the most popular feature Search Nearby - it's still there, only in a new incarnation. It still can find coffee shops, falafel cafes or supermarkets, only this time its searching algorithm seems to be somewhat hostile to the common logic. Quite often it shows a place, say a burger joint, located pretty far away from you and ignoring those nearby. However there's an explanation: Google actively incorporates ratings made by the Zagat Survey and in general just tries to find a place with a bigger number of the rating stars, given to it by regular clients.
By the way, it isn't solely supported by Android. You can download Google Maps for iPhone as well.
Occasionally Google Maps for boats is possible too. You can use the Satellite view mode to scrutinize the area where you plan to sail, find the nearest docks, Coast Guard stations, lighthouses, islands etc. Furthermore, you can sketch out your boating route in the Google Maps for desktop and import it to your mobile gizmo or even have it printed in color on paper.
Tips & tricks
In case you are dissatisfied with the customer service or on the contrary were enthralled by delicious Crêpes Suzette served in some place - feel free to give a quick star rating (up to 5 stars) or leave a full-fledged review right in the app. Empirically it’s been figured out that Google Maps for iPad is the best thing for writing mean, unsympathetic reviews.
In case the signal on your phone is lost/you ran out of traffic - the cached maps will still be available, which can be of great assistance.
If you're going to visit an unknown area, say to deliver a cargo to a building you've never seen before, you can switch to the Google Street View. It'll give a better and more vivid understanding of the location and it works in every version: from Google Maps for Mac to Google Maps for iPhone. If you don't need any voice instructions given by the app then just mute it.
What's especially pleasant, be it Google Maps for Windows 10, or Google Maps for Apple Watch, the app always retains a remarkable ease of use and never gets interrupted by ads if you're still on your way to the destination.
Top-3 Google Maps videos
- Google Maps: Hyperlapse Around the World - Download Google Maps | Gmapsapp.com
- How to use the new Google Maps: Directions - Download Google Maps | Gmapsapp.com
- Take a tour of the new Google Maps - Download Google Maps | Gmapsapp.com
These links follow to a webpage, where you will find links to official sources of Google Maps app. If you are an Android or iOS user, then just click to button below and go to the page with links. Please note that this app may ask for additional in-game purchases and permissions when installed.