5 Google Map Tips & Tricks! by Melissa Clyne - Musely
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5 Google Map Tips & Tricks!

posted in Travel
06/11/2014
  • Google Maps used to only allow you to map out directions between two locations. Now, plan out a whole route in one go. When you input directions, click the plus sign directly under the directions to add another stop. Add as many as you want and plan the ultimate day, all in one sitting.
    Google Maps used to only allow you to map out directions between two locations. Now, plan out a whole route in one go. When you input directions, click the plus sign directly under the directions to add another stop. Add as many as you want and plan the ultimate day, all in one sitting.
  • Whether going out in a new city or just exploring your own backyard, finding events can take a lot of digging. Google Maps makes it a little easier. When you select an event venue on the map, a list of upcoming events will appear. From there, you can purchase tickets or book passes.
    Whether going out in a new city or just exploring your own backyard, finding events can take a lot of digging. Google Maps makes it a little easier. When you select an event venue on the map, a list of upcoming events will appear. From there, you can purchase tickets or book passes.
  • The new Google Maps added a photo carousel, so you can see photos of local areas and skylines. You can open the carousel by clicking the colored squares in the bottom-right corner. Some areas even include a photo "tour."
    The new Google Maps added a photo carousel, so you can see photos of local areas and skylines. You can open the carousel by clicking the colored squares in the bottom-right corner. Some areas even include a photo "tour."
  • If you want to access directions on the go, simply cache the map before starting your journey. To do so, search for the directions you need. Then in the search bar, type "Okay Maps" and search. This will save the map on the screen and help you access directions offline.
    If you want to access directions on the go, simply cache the map before starting your journey. To do so, search for the directions you need. Then in the search bar, type "Okay Maps" and search. This will save the map on the screen and help you access directions offline.
  • By typing an asterisk into search, Google will select specific attractions in the viewable portion of the map. The selections include museums, restaurants, stores and other sightseeing locales for communities both large and small, even if it only highlights the local Chilis.
    By typing an asterisk into search, Google will select specific attractions in the viewable portion of the map. The selections include museums, restaurants, stores and other sightseeing locales for communities both large and small, even if it only highlights the local Chilis.

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