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Google Maps Nows Lets You Share Live Location Right from iMessage

Google has today announced it is rolling out a bunch of new ways to more conveniently access Google Maps on iOS, including the ability to share your real-time location while you’re texting your family and friends via iMessage. To take advantage of the new feature, just tap on the Google Maps button in iMessage and...

Apple Maps Error: Highway 401 Labelled as Highway 403 in Ontario

Apple Maps continues to improve, but right now there’s a major blunder that needs to be fixed. The iPhone maker’s mapping app currently has erroneously labelled the Macdonald—Cartier Freeway in Ontario, known as King’s Highway 401, as Highway 403. The 403 is the highway that is between Woodstock and Mississauga. It’s worth noting Highway 401...

Google to Let Android Users in Toronto Contribute to Street View Imagery

Google Street View and Maps are getting an update that will allow users to submit immersive Street View photos using just their phone. [caption id="attachment_344887" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Google[/caption] Google published a blog post to confirm its plans to start using user-generated content when it doesn't have its own Street View data available. More specifically, Google said...

Google Updates Live View AR Walking Directions Feature in Maps

Google has today introduced some new ways to use the Live View augmented reality (AR) walking directions feature in its Google Maps app, which makes use of the phone’s camera and GPS to tell users exactly where to go with the help of arrows, directions, and distance markers. When you select or search for a place...

Google Maps Adds COVID-19 Overlay With Infection Trends

Google has added a "COVID layer" to the Maps platform, granting users up-to-date information on infection trends across state and city. According to a new Google blog post, the COVID-19 layer will show information for all 220 countries and territories that Google Maps supports, along with state or province, county, and city-level data where available....

Google Maps Revives its Apple Watch App in 2020

Google Maps has brought back an app for Apple Watch in 2020, after abandoning the app back in May 2017. An update to Google Maps on Wednesday included the return of an app for Apple Watch, allowing users to “access turn-by-turn directions and more from your wrist." The Apple Watch app for Google Maps only...

Google Maps Visual Improvements Offer a More Colourful View of the World

Google has today announced that starting the week, it will be rolling out new visual improvements that bring even more detail and granularity to Google Maps, making it easier to understand what an area looks like whether you’re exploring virtually or planning a visit. Google says its new colour-mapping algorithmic technique allows it to take...

Google Maps Now in Apple’s CarPlay Multi-Pane Dashboard, Apple Watch App Coming Soon

Apple introduced third party app support for CarPlay’s multi-pane view dashboard back with iOS 13.4, and now Google Maps supports the latter. Today Google announced Maps now supports CarPlay Dashboard, allowing for Google Maps to show on the multi-pane overview, along with a section for turn-by-turn navigation. "The information is displayed in a split screen view so...

Canadians Get New Google Maps Features for Safer Navigation During COVID-19

To help Canadians easily find important information when travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic, several new features have been added to Google Maps, including travel alerts which show where there are government-issued border restrictions. According to the latest Canada Community Mobility report, transit mobility is steadily increasing among provinces, including Ontario. It is therefore now more important...