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Tag Archives: Google Maps

Google Maps is rolling out Voice Guidance for people with impaired vision or those who want to walk device free

To mark the importance of World Sight Day Google has unveiled their new Voice Guidance feature for walking directions in Google Maps. Voice Guidance annotates the world via audio description ,adding rich auditory information about the users navigation path to their destination. The enhanced guidance provides cure about distance, upcoming …

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Google Maps adds mixed journeys with ridesharing, public transport and biking

Google Maps is one of Google’s ‘flagship’ services that has transcended into something more than the sum of its parts. The latest update to the service sees the introduction of multi-mode transport. The traditional Google Maps journey involves selecting your destination, selecting your transport mode (walking, driving, public transport etc) …

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Google adds new features to My Business profiles to better recognise and brand businesses

Google has greatly expanded its offerings for businesses on their platform in the list few years. It seems that even the most obscure local businesses have detailed information about them presented in search and Maps. The company is launching new features for those profiles to help connect businesses with customers. …

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Google Maps will now show details of hurricanes, earthquakes and flooding; navigate you away from affected areas

It was only yesterday morning I wrote that Google’s always looking to make products more useful and helpful; today they’ve added detailed information about floods, hurricanes and earthquakes to Maps in an effort to help keep users safe. Detailed by Hannah Stulberg, Google Maps’ Product Manager on the company’s Keyword …

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