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If COVID crowding on public transit scares you, Google Maps could have the fix

If COVID crowding on public transit scares you, Google Maps could have the fix

While it might feel like we're coming out of the pandemic here in the US, where vaccines are easily obtainable, COVID-19 is still out there. With a significant unvaccinated population potentially giving rise to more resilient variants, it's hard to blame those who want to take more precautions when venturing out into the world. Google Maps is going to help out on that front, as it's rolling out some new features to help users around the world "navigate new normals."

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Google Bookmarks shutdown won’t affect Google Maps Starred places

Google Bookmarks shutdown won’t affect Google Maps Starred places

Google has dozens of apps, services, and products that it's nearly impossible to keep track of all of them, especially the old and obscure ones. These products come and go, usually after a few months or even a few years, but rarely do these products survive for over a decade, with very few people knowing about them. Such is the case of Google Bookmarks, not to be confused with Chrome's bookmarks, which have been around for almost 16 years. It's time, however, has come to an end, but, fortunately, its departure will hardly be felt, even by Google Maps users.

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Google Maps and your business: Time to check it, now, today

Google Maps and your business: Time to check it, now, today

It's time to take a peek at how you and your business appear on Google Maps - and the rest of the internet. This isn't just about having your own web page, and it's not about updating your "under construction" Facebook group. It's about seeing your business through the eyes of the everyday potential customer - and seeing how messy the internet can be here in 2021.

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Jaguar teams with Google to use the I-Pace EV for measuring air quality in Dublin

Jaguar teams with Google to use the I-Pace EV for measuring air quality in Dublin

Jaguar and Google have announced that they are working together to measure air quality in Dublin, Ireland, using the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV. The tie-up also sees the I-Pace become the first fully electric Google Street view vehicle. Jaguar engineers integrated Google Street View and air quality technology into the electric vehicle.

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Google details how it’s making Maps better with new AI features

Google details how it’s making Maps better with new AI features

At Google I/O, the search giant outlined two new features for Google Maps that help map roads more than ten times faster than possible five years ago. The new feature aims to bring maps packed with useful information to consumers, and Google is giving details on how AI makes two of the new features possible. One way is using AI to teach maps to identify and forecast when people are hitting their brakes.

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Google Maps can show eco-friendly locations and businesses

Google Maps can show eco-friendly locations and businesses

Living an eco-friendly life shouldn't be hard but the reality is that it's difficult to sustain a green lifestyle the moment you leave your abode. It might be easy to aware of how your choices can affect the environment but it's not always that easy to find places that share that mindset. Fortunately, Google Maps just got a bit greener and can now show you the nearest recycling drop-off point or which businesses use recycled materials so that you can show your support to establishments that take sustainability seriously.

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A small but useful feature is returning to Google Maps on Android

A small but useful feature is returning to Google Maps on Android

Google Maps on Android is seeing a classic feature return with its latest update. Two years after it was removed in an effort to clean up the app's interface, Google has confirmed that it's bringing back the compass. Yes indeed, it seems that Android users are finally getting back the tool that has been the cornerstone of navigation for centuries.

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Google Maps 2021 updates take navigation to another level

Google Maps 2021 updates take navigation to another level

Google today detailed all of the updates on the way to Google Maps in 2021, and it's safe to say that this should be a pretty big year for the app. All of the updates heading to Maps are based in AI in one way or another, and they'll not only help you find your way around indoors, but also find routes that may be more fuel-efficient than others. Google Maps will also now give you weather and air quality information for your destination and show more details that will help with arranging curbside grocery pickup.

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Google Maps is making fixing mistakes and sharing photos easier

Google Maps is making fixing mistakes and sharing photos easier

Google Maps is getting new features allowing users to add local knowledge and correct mistakes, as it works to build out reviews and fix missing or rerouted roads. A new content type in Google Maps is being added over the coming weeks, with photo updates joining rather than replacing reviews.

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EV drivers are getting better Google Maps route planning – with a catch

EV drivers are getting better Google Maps route planning – with a catch

Google is adding new features for electric vehicle drivers to Google Maps, improving its algorithms for EV route planning, though just who'll be able to make the most of them will depend on what's parked in your garage. The goal, Google says, is to improve how trip planning for journeys that involve two or more recharging pitstops is handled, to reduce stress and trim driving time.

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Google Maps adds new details in four major cities

Google Maps adds new details in four major cities

Google Maps is adding some new details in four major cities scattered around the world that will make it easier for people walking and using Maps for navigation. The new feature will help users get more accurate walking directions and time estimates for travel time based on where crosswalks are positioned. New details include crosswalks, pedestrian islands, and more.

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Google will let anyone with an Android phone be a Street View photographer

Google will let anyone with an Android phone be a Street View photographer

Throughout the years, Google has been building out Street View through a fleet of cars that have photographed a ton of roadways from all different angles, but it seems that even a company as big as Google has its limitations. That's why today it announced that it's opening up contributions to Street View from anyone with an Android phone.

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