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Google Maps Introduces New Feature Which Calculates Toll Costs For Trip

Google Maps released a new function that calculates how much one would have to pay in tolls when traveling along a  route. It is available on Android and iOS. While calculating routes, there is also an option to "avoid tolls." Google claims that the displayed prices are based on "reliable information from local tolling authorities," with the overall cost taking into consideration the number of tolls and time of day.  

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 - 04:30 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Google, Toll, New feature, google maps, Android

Courtesy: ANI

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Google Maps Suffers Server Crash; Outage Witnessed In Major Countries

Following the server crash of Google maps on March 18, several people faced problems, especially the ones set out for weekend travel. People all around the world shared their experiences and concerns over the incident, via Twitter. The outage was seen throughout Canada, US and also India. Although Google did not elaborate on the problem caused, a spokesperson told Mashable that the technical issue is now fixed.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 - 02:20 PM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Google, google maps, India, Twitter, Technical Glitch

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Google Map Captures Strange Picture; Shows One Foot Walking On Beach

A recently captured image by Google Maps has left the audience startle, with a few terming the picture spooky. The captured image shows a single leg wearing slippers and only half of it is present on the beach. Several people on the internet questioned the presence of rest of the body on the image. The picture was captured by Reddit user 'u/helloalola'. 

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 - 06:21 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: bizzare story, google maps, Reddit, u/helloalola, Single Leg

Courtesy: India Times

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Google Maps To Soon Include "Eco-Friendly" Routes For Drivers

Google's web mapping application Google Maps on March 31 announced to soon offer "eco-friendly" routes for drivers. The routes, based on traffic, slopes and other factors, will aim to generate the lowest carbon emissions. Although set as default by the company, the feature will allow users to willingly opt-out from the service. To be rolled out for the US initially, it will offer customers a choice to compare the emission rate on different… read-more

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 01:36 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Google, google maps, carbon emissions, environment

Courtesy: Money Control

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Google Maps Report: Search For Liquor Shops Decline; Sweet Shops Rise

In a report, Google Maps has revealed that searches for wine and liquor shops on its platform declined by 11% and 6% respectively in January 2021 in parallel with previous year's data. However, searches for healthy food hiked 46% from December 2020. The search for fast food restaurants fell by 1.5% compared to 20% in January 2020. As an interesting trend, searches for sweets and ice-cream shops have increased in contrast with December 2020.… read-more

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 - 03:30 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Google, google maps, Coronavirus Pandemic, Technology

Courtesy: The Tribune

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Bengaluru To Install Public Toilets; Public Can GeoTag For Facility

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Pallike (BBMP) will install public toilets across various parts of the city under its Shubhra Bengaluru Scheme. The new toilets will have the provision to be geo-located through google maps. Apportioning Rs 80 crore for the initiative, the authorities will prioritize areas around lakes, parks, and playgrounds. Planning to convert old buses into mobile toilets, the BBMP has asked… read-more

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 06:30 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Toilets, bengaluru, google maps, Shubhra Bengaluru Scheme

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Google Maps To Introduce 'Trips' Allowing Users To Keep Record Of Journeys

Google Maps is planning to introduce a new feature to allow users keep record of previous journeys with an option of deleting that as well. The new tab, named Trips, will also provide information like the distance travelled by users. Besides, the feature will show various information like transportation modes and restaurants among others. As per reports, it will be available for users with Google Maps version 9.12 and above.

Sat, 14 Nov 2020 - 11:32 AM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: google maps, trips tab, Android

Courtesy: Yahoo News


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Google Partners With BMC To Mark Containment Zones on Google Maps

With a view to help users navigate safely through the city, Google has partnered with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to update information about containment areas in Mumbai on Google Maps. Reportedly, the user has to enable COVID-19 data layer, to see the containment regions of the city, shaded in grey. Google has said that it plans to extend the feature to other cities as well.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 02:22 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: google maps, Covid-19, feature

Courtesy: India Today

Live View

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iOS Users To Get An Updated "Live View" For Better Location Sharing Experience

Google Maps has announced that it will provide iOS users with an updated "Live View" in the maps. The feature was earlier launched in google pixel and includes more feasible arrows and direction guidance when finding a pinned location. The announcement was made by google through a blog post which also mentioned that the feature will be available only in the phones supporting Augmented Reality feature. 

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 - 05:04 PM / by Ujjwal Panchariya

Tags: google maps, iOS, iphone, Navigation, Live View

Courtesy: NDTV

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Google Maps Now Supports Dashboard Functions on Apple's CarPlay

Google has reintroduced Google Maps for Apple devices, in particular Apple's CarPlay. The improved Google Maps include dashboard support, which lets the user navigate the map and have control over the media and other apps side by side with a split-screen. Google said in a statement that the feature is available for all CarPlay-supported vehicles and will be rolled out with the next iOS update.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 06:28 PM / by D. RamaKrishnan

Tags: Google, Apple, Apple CarPlay, google maps

Courtesy: Hindustan Times