Google on Thursday unveiled a new logo and some new features for the Google Maps as the service completes 15 years of release this month. The update also unveils two new tabs namely “contribute” and “updates” tabs.
For features, Google, earlier, only showed information regarding whether public transport, like bus or train, will be crowded or not but now, Google Maps will now also show the temperature inside the rides in advance.
The other update is coming to Google’s augmented-reality Live View feature, which is getting a more lightweight mode that will simply show the location of your destination without launching into the full-fledged 3D turn-by-turn navigation mode that’s currently available.
For Indians, Google Maps has a special feature that allows them to explore places, such as landmarks and restaurants, around them. The feature named ‘Landmark-based Navigation’ shows users’ major landmarks in their route.
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Also, the ‘Dining Deals’ help users find deals on restaurants around them. This feature is available in 11 cities across India. The list includes Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, and Hyderabad.
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