Google Maps Stories December 6

Navigating city streets can be a little frightening at night. In an effort to help users stick to safer streets, it looks like Google Maps is preparing a new “lighting” filter for walkers which adjusts navigation to stay on brightly-lit city streets.

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Google Maps Stories November 20

Google Maps speed limit information boosted in 5 nations but downgraded in 23

One of the neatest improvements to Google Maps in recent years was the inclusion of speed limit data for roads and regions. While it’s really useful in some nations, the data get constantly monitored and updated, which results in rating changes.

Google Maps Stories November 15

Restaurant and place discovery is increasingly a big part of Google Maps. The service is now planning to integrate crowdsourced Local Guide recommendations in the “For you” tab. Meanwhile, on the navigation front, Google Maps for Android has a new 3D layer control.

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Google Maps Stories November 13

When traveling abroad, mapping and translation are likely your two most-used apps. Google is now integrating Maps and Translate “closer together” with a new translator feature that pronounces place names and addresses.

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Google Maps Stories November 12

In recent years, Google has increasingly monetized Maps through ads and other subtle methods. One of those ways is by allowing location pins to feature a store’s logo, with that branding soon appearing when people get directions.

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Google Maps Stories November 11

Google Maps adds ability to manage your public profile within the app

Google Maps is now rolling out the ability to fully manage your public profile within the mobile application.

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