How to use Google Maps in travel

Google Maps helps us to find the route, some place, to pave the way on the map, and generally not get lost in an unfamiliar place. However, many of us use the app from the search giant as the main navigation method to travel. However, travel Google Maps can be much more useful than we used to think about it. And now we’ll tell you about the features of this service that will be useful to you during a visit to another city.

Find popular places

You may have noticed a bright orange area on Google maps? But do you know what they really are? They show popular areas in the cities. In most cases, these areas are dotted with bars, restaurants and shops. This will help you to easily find the region that are worth a visit in a new city.

Learn more about the institutions

Google Maps shows the time of work, reviews and pictures of many shops, restaurants, museums and so on. It is not only the official data from the owners, but also the feedback from regular users of Google Maps.

Choose the mode of transportation to move

Google Maps has four different modes of transport, which you can access by clicking on the icon in the lower right corner of the screen. This can be a car, public transport, train or taxi. After you have clicked on the icon transport, you can select it by clicking on the appropriate icon.

Configuring route parameters

On the screen that shows the different types of transport, you can specify additional criteria, such as avoiding toll roads, the preferred form of public transport (bus, train, etc.) and specify the stations direct.

Check the public transport schedule

If you travel on public transport, Google Maps shows you arrival times and departure times for each of them. Very convenient if you need to plan everything by the hour.

Offline maps

If you are in a roaming area, you can save precious megabytes of traffic. Choose the area of the city, go to the options menu (three vertical lines, one above the other) and save area in memory.

Share your current location

Google Maps has a very good built in feature that allows you to share your location with a friend or even a group of people. If you plan to meet somewhere and want to let your friends know where you are, open Google Maps and select the option “Share location”.

Deleting the movement history

After you returned home, you can clear your travel history. It will be a good decision if you are worried about their privacy. To do this, go to “Settings” — “Location” — “History of Google location” and click the radio button to decide whether you want to retain your Google history. Then you can remove all data by pressing the button “Delete location history”.

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