Google Maps now offers schedules for over 1 million public transportation stops in nearly 500 cities worldwide, while its Android counterpart updated today to make the abundance of new transit data more convenient.
Christopher Van Der Westhuizen, a Google Maps software engineer, announced version 6.10 of the Google Maps for Android app on the Official Google Blog:
We’ve made some changes to the Transit Lines layer, so that you can select a specific mode of public transportation (train, bus, tram or subway) to display on the mobile map, hiding the other modes. This is helpful in areas where there is a tight concentration of several types of public transit.
Google offers a list of supported cities at its Transit page.
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Google Maps tweaked region highlighting, My Places, and Location History displays within the Android app. When users search for a city now, the borders of the region appear highlighted, and users will further see new tabs in Under My Places for accessing stored information like offline maps.
One of the additional refreshes includes an updated layout of station pages—users can open it by simply tapping on the name of the station in the map. Moreover, users can enable Location History to browse places they have travelled.
The latest version of Google Maps for Android is at the Google Play store.