To many people, Google Maps is just an online tool to help you get from one place to another. However, did you know that there are many other features on Google Maps which can help make your life easier if not more effective? Here are five you need to check out.
1. Parking Location
Say you are new to a big city. You will probably need somewhere to park as you run a few errands. However, what happens when you forget where you parked? No need to call 911. Go to Google Maps and check your parking location. You can even set a timer to remind you when its time to move your car.
2. Popular Time
Ever waited for over an hour for your turn to be served at your favourite food joint? If yes, then you will be pleased to learn that you can avoid long, tedious lines. With the ‘Popular Time’ feature on Google Maps, you can tell when its peak time and thus avoid the place until there are fewer people for you to get a quick serving.
3. Trip Planning
The beauty of a road trip is in between stops. Google now realises this fact and allows you to factor in possible stops when planning for your trip. You only need to manipulate your direction by adding several stops.
4. Google Earth
Everyone wants to stay healthy, but many do not know which region has the cleanest air. Thankfully, Google now shows how safe the air is using Google Earth.
5. Street View
Undoubtedly one of the greatest fears you might have when exploring a town you haven’t been to for a long time is not knowing the new streets. Now, that does not have to be a big deal. With Google Maps, you can shift views between different times to show the before and after view.