Top 21 Google Maps Tips and Tricks

In various purposes we use Google map including measure distance to getting direction. We use frequently this handy app, it has few unique feathers. Many of us probably don’t know about these features. Today I will share 21 “Google map tips and tricks”.

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Google map tips and tricks
Google map tips and tricks

1. Distance measured:

Google Map gives you option to measure the distance between two points. Here you can determine the point-to-point distance. Or a straight road distance on one place to another point. For this, you need to hold a drop pin in any location. And pressing the drop pins will give you some options; from here click on Measure Distance. You can measure the distance.

2. Real Time Location:

Google’s new feature Share your location in real time. With this option you can share let your friends know your current location. For this; you have to click on Share Location from the menu and select the duration. You have to select the people from Google contact and share location with them.

3. Google Map Lite mode:

Google Map has a light mode Version. Internet consumption will decrease but it can only be used in the web version. You can browse the lights mode using this link.

4. Street View:

Google Map users are definitely familiar with this Street View. With this feature, we can see everything around the street.

5. Download Maps:

 

You can download a certain place’s map for offline use. When you will not have the internet then you can see the places you downloaded from the map. After click on the name of any location, you can download the map from the “Download” option.

6. Multiple Stops:

If you have multiple stops on your trip; first add your first stop. Then click on the vertical dot on the right and add multiple stop. Similarly, add the next stop.

7. The place to stop:

On the way, you can select different stops according to your needs. Setting up a petrol pump, restaurant etc. On the way, when it’s come around you will find the signal. You can get this option by selecting the categories in Navigation mode search bar.

8. Add label:

On Google Maps, you can add labels that are not added to Google Maps. Keep your favorite places, travel breaks, or any place you visit. After adding labels, you can find these labels by searching the search bar. First tap the pin menu by tapping and holding, then click Label and set the label.

9. Traffic Check:

This is one of the Google’s most popular features in the developed world. When someone plans for a place; or travel – then this feature informs them the traffic pressure of the particular road.

10. Parking location:

For daily driving, you can manually find out the parking spaces for your car. Click on blue dot above your current location and you can save your parking location by clicking save your parking. This will help you to find your car.

11. Contribute to Google Map:

You can contribute to Google Maps by clicking on Your Contributions from the menu. Here you can write reviews, add new places, and earn points through contribution. It is possible to improve with the location around you. With your contribution points, you will get many different Google services. For example: Google Drive Free Storage.

12. Add new place:

You will not get the option to add new place from Your Contribution. But you can add a new place easily by clicking the Add a missing place button from the menu; you can send it to Google Review.

13. Location History:

You can check places that you recently visited according to your road click on Your Timelines> Recent Places. It might scare many of us that Google is tracking us. But we have to consider the good aspects of it.

14.Take a ride:

You can get the facility call a ride through the Google Map app like Uber. It will find a ride rental service in your area and inform you about it.

15. Zoom in one finger:

we usually use two fingers to zoom in but with one finger we can zoom in. Double-click on the screen to zoom.

16. Direct navigation mode open:

If you trust Google Maps for your journey, you have no option of navigation mode. To select direct navigation mode to the app; you have to search Directions. Now you have to select best route and default commute method from Direction Button.

17. Speed Limit:

Velociraptor is an Android app that lets you use a speed limit of Google Map for different areas. This will give you an idea about how much speed to keep in an area.

18. CO2 Emission

If you are aware of the environment; you can put a Chrome extension called Carbon Foot in your browser. It will show you how much of your car is leaving carbon dioxide on a particular route. It will also show how many plants need to absorb the carbon dioxide here.

19. Custom map:

If you want to do more in addition to setting the label on Google Map; However, going to Scribble Maps you will get Google Map, there are options for adding the drawing, lines, shapes and various other options. This way you can create a custom map.

20.New road signs:

Suppose you are new to any area, you can easily access recognize the labyrinth of the area. I said above all the tricks, using these tricks you can find yourself anywhere in the world.

21. Avoid tolls, highways, ferries:

On the go, ferries can increase your expense. Therefore, using this feature allows you to create new routes to avoid toll-ferries etc.

20 Comments

  1. I love google maps and have been using it for many years now! Even then, I didn’t realize I could do some of these things!

  2. as a newbie to the city, i always use the map to navigate around and this tips are surely helpful, some i know already and some im excited to try!

  3. SO important and such great tips. As someone who can easily get lost even with maps it is great to be able to apply the info and not get lost. LOL.

  4. Interesting, I didn’t know that I can download the map. That is a very useful tip, especially when I am bound to a remote location or I don’t have access to the internet, which is more applicable to me, Lol!

  5. I personally love the traffic feature as it really helps when you are trying to avoid traffic jams. It helps if you have a navigator and my wife is often the one that help me check which part of our route has traffic when I drive.

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