Google Maps is a web-based tool as well as a cross-platform app that helps anyone learn about any place in the world. You can check any location, nearby places, distance and more with the help of Google Maps. View from the street has further enriched Google Maps because it allows users to discover a 360° view of certain places. If you’re not very familiar with Google Maps but want to learn more about this service, these Google Maps tips and tricks will definitely help you get started.
Google Maps tips and tricks
1]Add multiple stops to your route
Suppose you want to go to location A and location B from home. To get a path on Google Maps, you can do two things. First, you can get the direction of the house at location A. Then set another direction from location A to location B after reaching location A. The second option is much better because you don’t have to set management more than once. You can add multiple stops to your trip from anywhere and calculate the total distance. Previously, this particular feature was not available on Google Maps. But, now you can. Just set the direction from one place to another. Then you will get a plus sign which defines “Add a recipient.” Click on it and set another location.
2]Set preferred route option
Suppose you have set a long distance on Google Maps. However, you don’t want to take highways, tolls, or ferries. By default, Google Maps displays the distance in kilometers. However, if you want to set it on the mile, you can do that too. All these parameters are grouped under Route Options. You can check any of the options mentioned above to avoid or prefer. But first you need to select your destination and get directions. Then you can set them.
3]Send direction to your phone
Since Google Maps is a cross-platform app, you can sync your routes across multiple devices. This trick will allow you to send a direction from your computer to your mobile with the Google Maps application. Many people use the web version of Google Maps to quickly find something. If you are doing the same but want to carry your mobile as a route map, you can simply send the direction from your PC to your mobile.
To do this, sign in to your same Google account on PC as well as on mobile. Then open Google Maps and set the direction. After that you will see Send directions to your phone option on your screen. Just click on it and select a device. That’s it!
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4]Share direction with anyone
Suppose someone comes to your hometown and they don’t know a particular place. At such times, you can easily share a direction with your friend. There are no restrictions on sharing, and that means you can share to Facebook, Twitter, Email, WhatsApp, etc. To do this, set a route to get from one place to another. You will then see a share button on your screen. Just click on it. Now you will get a pop-up window, where a link will appear. Copy this link and send it to anyone. If you want to get a short link (goo.gl), you can just check the box and you will get a short URL.
5]Embed direction/map on any webpage
Suppose you have a business and some people want to visit your place, but they don’t know the location. You can share the direction using the guide mentioned above. But you have to do it with each one individually. If you have a website and want to embed direction from a particular location to your business, you can do so on any web page. To do this, select a direction and open the Share menu. Here you will see a Embed map button. Choose a size and copy the Iframe code, then paste it into your HTML page. You can choose the predefined sizes or define a custom size.
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6]Save the direction on the map in PDF or print it
Suppose you are going to a place where you will not get any mobile network. Then it would be quite difficult for you to use Google Maps on your mobile unless you saved it offline. If you’re using the web version of Google Maps and want to save a direction as a PDF or want to print it out, follow these steps. Select a direction from one place to another. You should get a To print button on your screen. Click on it and select Print, including maps. Then enter a note and press the To print button. You will get a pop-up window to select the printer or save it as PDF.
8]Google Maps Timeline
Google Maps can help you check when and where you’ve been. However, the web version of Google Maps cannot store locations, unlike the mobile version. If you went to a particular location and used Google Maps, that location will be captured in your Timeline. You will be able to view it using any device after logging into your Google account. To check the timeline, sign in to your Google account, then open Google Maps. Click on the three horizontal lines and select Your calendar. Choose the year, month and date to check your visited places.
If you are working on a project and want to measure the distance from one place to another, you can set a direction. But this will not allow you to find the distance in a straight line. However, if you want to measure the distance in a straight line from one place to another, open Google Maps and select a location. Right click on it and select measure distance. Then choose the other location and click on it. You will get the distance directly on your screen.
10]Find hotel deals on Google Maps
Besides directions, you can also find hotel deals on Google Maps. Obviously, Google Maps collects data from various online hotel booking portals such as booking.com, luxurycollection.com, goibibo.com, etc., and presents it to you. You will get price, location, rating, class and many more right on Google Maps.
11]Find ATMs, restaurants, banks, etc. near a place
If you find yourself in an unfamiliar place and you’re low on money or hungry, you can use Google Maps to find ATMs, restaurants, banks, hospitals, train stations, and more. Use a keyword like ATM nearby [location] and you will get a list directly on your Google Maps.
I hope you find these tips useful!
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