Google has today announced that over the coming weeks it will be rolling out a new version of its updated Google Maps service to users around the world to enjoy via their desktop systems.
The latest additions to the updated Google Maps service have been available to preview since it was first unveiled by Google last May and using feedback from users and testers Google has now finished a final release ready for public launch. Watch a quick video Google has created to demonstrate the new features you can expect to enjoy within the latest Google Maps update.
Google explains: “It’s now even easier to plan your next trip, check live traffic conditions, discover what’s happening around town, and learn about a new area—with Pegman’s help if needed.”
Make smarter decisions. Simply search for “coffee” in your neighborhood, and you’ll be able to see results and snippets right on the map. When you click on a cafe, the map will suggest related results that you may not have known about.
Get where you’re going, faster. Car? Bike? Train? Find the most efficient route for you, with your best options laid out on the map, including the time and distance for each route. And with the new real-time traffic reports and Street View previews, you’ll become a commuting ninja.
See the world from every angle. Rich imagery takes you to notable landmarks, sends you flying above mountains in 3D, and gives you a sneak peek of businesses you plan to visit. The new “carousel” at the bottom of the map makes all this imagery easy to access, so you can explore the world with a click.”
For more information on the new updated Google Maps launch jump over to the Google Blog website for details.
Source: Google Blog