How to use Google Maps

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Google maps is a most used service in transportation. It helps us to find our desired locations, suitable directions and the other stuffs with the map. You can download the map so it will help you even in the less internet connectivity. Let’s learn how we can use Google maps.

How to use google maps on Mobile app

  1. Finding a location: You can find a location easily by searching it. Open the app and tap on search bar. Enter the location name and you will see the location on Google map. You can drag it and find your desired address.
  2. Measure the distance and time: You can measure the distance and time between two locations on your Google maps. See these quick steps:
  • Tap and hold the location: Tap on the location in the map and hold it for a second.
  • Tap on ‘more info’: Tap on ‘more info’ option at the left bottom corner.
  • Tap ‘measure distance’: Now tap on ‘measure distance’ to start the process.
  • Drag the map: Drag the map and select the location for you want to measure the distance from your main location.
  • Tap ‘add point’: Tap on add point option at the bottom right corner. The distance can be seen at the bottom left corner.
  1. Save and share the locations: You can save your locations to your maps so you can directly use it in map. You can share the location with your friends. Just see quick steps:
  • Enter the location: Enter the location in the search bar at the top.
  • Tap on the location name: Tap on the location name at the bottom.
  • Tap on ‘share’: Tap on share option to share the location with others.
  • Tap on ‘save’: Tap on ‘save’ option to save the location in particular files. You will see the options in which you want to save the files.
  1. Download the map: You can download the map so you can easily use it even in the absence of the internet. Just see how you can use it in Google maps:
  • Open the app: Open ‘Google maps’ app. Google maps is available on both Android and IOS devices.
  • Type the location: Type the location in the search bar at the top.
  • Tap on the location name: Tap on the location name at the bottom.
  • Tap on ‘three bars’: You will see the complete details there. Tap on three bars option at the top right corner.
  • Tap ‘download offline map’: Now tap on the option ‘download offline map’ option in given options.
  • Tap ‘download’: Now Google maps will show you the size of the downloads and you can select the area which you want to download it. Drag the map to select the area.
  1. Zoom in and out: You can zoom in and out your map to see your locations more clearly. You can use 3D map as well.
  2. Dropped pin: You can select the location by dropping pin. Open the map and find the location. Tap on the location for a while and it will turn red. Now you can use this location for direction.

How to use google maps on desktop

  1. Finding a location: You can find a location easily by searching it. Open Google maps and click on search bar. Type the location name and you will see the location on Google map. You can drag it and find your desired address.
  2. Measure the distance and time: You can measure the time and distance between two locations on google maps. Just see quick steps:
  • Open Google map: Open ‘maps.google.com’ on your browser.
  • Click on ‘direction’ icon: When you will open Google map, you will see direction option in the right of the search bar. Click on it.
  • Enter the destinations: Now enter the destination from where you want to start with or end with in both boxes respectively. You will get the distance at the below.
  • Choose the type of transportation: You can select your transportation type at the top with the given icons such as by road, by train, walking. Here you can also measure distance and time.
  1. Save and share the location: You can save and share the location on Google maps. When you search the location, you will see both option sin details.
  2. Use nearby option: You can find nearby restaurants and hotels to your location. When you enter your location, you will find this option at the right side. Click on it and search the hotels, restaurants etc. in search bar.
  3. Zoom in and out the map: You can zoom in and out the location and see the map more closely as your choice. Used the plus and minus sign in the map. You can use 3D map as well. It’s also available there. You can choose satellite map also.

That’s how you can use Google maps on desktop and mobile app.  There are many options that you can use Google maps easily. Google update the service regularly.

 

 

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