Real-time GPS navigation and local suggestions for meals, events and activities
Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. More than 220 countries and territories mapped, with millions of businesses and locations on the map. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic and public transportation information, and explore local neighborhoods to learn what to eat, drink and go – no matter where in the world you are.
Get there faster with real-time updates:
- Beat the traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions
- Catch your bus, train or lift-share with real-time public transportation information
- Save time with automatic rerouting based on live traffic, incidents and closed roads
Discover places and explore like a local:
- Discover local restaurants, events and activities that matter to you
- See what trends and new locations are opening in your favorite regions
- Decide more confidently with “Your Match”, which shows how likely you are to like a location
- Group planning made easy. Share a shortlist of options and vote in real time
- List your favorite places and share with friends
- Follow the must-see places recommended by local experts, Google and publishers
More experiences on Google Maps:
- Offline maps to find and navigate without internet connection
- Street view and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums, etc.
- Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside large venues like airports, shopping centers and stadiums ️ ️
Create a custom route for the trip you want to go
You don’t really need a separate GPS for your car if you have the Google Maps app installed on your iOS or Android mobile device. In fact, if you take a little longer to plan your trip in advance, you can actually create a custom route in Google Maps that you can follow on your phone or your tablet while on the road.
Looks great, doesn’t it? Sure, but things get a little more complicated when you get a very long and wide route that can take you to particular places and take you down certain paths.
If you’ve ever tried to make this task standalone in the Google Maps app, you’ve probably encountered one or both of these major issues:
You cannot create a super complex custom route directly in the Google Maps application. While you can drag around the path to one of the alternate routes (highlighted in gray) that the application indicates after entering the target, you can drag it to include or exclude any route you want. can’t draw at all
If you’ve ever customized your Google Maps route on the desktop web in a way that prolongs your travel time, and then tried to send it to your device, you’ve probably defined it yourself so that Google Maps can assist you soon. You get to where you want to go in the shortest amount of time, so if you spend some time on the desktop web pulling your way through different areas you might hit some stops that are a bit off the road or other. Take the route because it’s more familiar to you. The Google Maps app won’t know and certainly won’t take care of it. He wants you to get past a point as efficiently as possible.
To solve these two problems, you can use another Google product that you may not have known about: Google My Maps is a map mapping tool that allows you to create and share custom maps.
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Google Access My Maps
Screenshot / Google My Maps
My Maps is extremely useful for creating detailed custom maps, and the great thing about it is that you can use it in Google Maps when you’re on the road. You can access My Maps on the web at google.com/mymaps. (If you haven’t already, you’ll need to sign in to your Google Account first.)
If you have an Android device, you can check out the Google My Maps app for Android. My Maps also looks great and works in a mobile web browser, so if you have an iOS device and don’t have access to the desktop web, you can go to google.com/mymaps in Safari or use whatever you like. Can try any other mobile browser.
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Create a new custom map
For example, let’s say you’ve planned a big trip with the right amount of driving and four different stops just the way you want to lengthen it. Your destinations are:
CN Tower (your starting point)
rodeo canal skateway
Montreal Museum of Archeology and History
La Citadelle de Quebec
You can only enter each destination but arrive every time, but it takes time and doesn’t require you to customize your route to your liking.
To create a new map in My Maps, click the red button in the upper left corner labeled + Create a new map. You’ll see Google Maps open with two different features, with Map Builder and Map Tools at the bottom. A search area is included. this.
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name your map
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First, give your map a name and an optional description. This will be helpful if you want to create additional maps or if you want to share them with someone else on your journey
Add your starting location and all locations
Enter your starting location in the search field and press Enter. In the popup box that appears on Location on Map, click + Add to Map.
Repeat this for all your locations. You’ll know that pins will be added to your map as you add and enter searches when the name of each place is added to the Map Maker list.
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Get directions to your second destination
Now that you’ve mapped out all of your locations, it’s time to plan your route through the directions from point A to point (and eventually B to C, and C to D).
Click on the name of your first destination in Map Builder (after your starting point). In our example, this is the Rideau Canal Skateway.
This opens a popup box with a few buttons at the bottom. Click the arrow button to get directions to this location.
A new level will be added to your map maker with points A and B. A will be an empty field while B will be your first destination.
Type your starting location in field A. For our example, this is the CN Tower. My Maps maps the route from your starting point to your first destination.
Before we go any further, it’s worth noting that if you’re planning on taking a specific route that takes you away from the faster route that Google Maps usually generates for you, it’s on your route. is a destination. Adding points is the way you want to avoid this when you try to access Google Maps from your phone.
For example, if you go from CN Tower to the Rideau Canal Skateway, you’ll want to take Highway 15 instead of continuing on Highway 7. Google Maps will not take care of you and will keep trying to give you the fastest speed possible. However, if you choose a random destination along Highway 15 and add it to your map, if you don’t want to stop there, it provides more information to Google about where you want to go.
For this example, you can take a look at the map and click the Add destination link to Smiles Falls as the destination you just created in the specification layer. Type Smith’s fold to add it to field C and then click and drag it to fix the order – so that it is between the starting point and your second destination.
As you can see above, Smith’s Fold has been added and replaces another destination on the route, moving up to second on the list (Raido Canal Skateway). The only downside to this is that you may need the assistance of a passenger to navigate the map while driving so that you can go from a destination you may not have been in the right place, but on a route that you have taken a particular route. added to maintain.