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Google Maps Now Provides COVID-19-Related Travel Alerts

In its latest effort to help users get around safely during the ongoing global pandemic, Google has added a bunch of new safety features to Google Maps which alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions while also helping them avoid crowds and delays. Starting today, when you look up public transit directions for a trip that is likely...

Google Maps Now Lets Users Easily Find Wheelchair Accessible Places

In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google has today announced a new feature that prominently displays wheelchair accessibility information in Google Maps. Users simply need to turn on the new “Accessible Places” feature in Google Maps to easily find and contribute wheelchair accessibility information. When the new feature is enabled, a wheelchair icon will indicate...

Google Maps Surpasses 10 Million Miles of Street View Imagery

Google has just revealed that it has captured more than 10 million miles of Street View imagery for Google Maps, a distance it says would amount to circling the Earth more than 400 times (via CNET). Google also said that Google Earth now has a total of 36 million square miles of satellite imagery for people...

Google Maps for iOS Finally Gets Incognito Mode in Latest Update

Previously available to Android users only, Google Maps 'Incognito Mode’ has finally come to iOS in today’s update, a feature that stops searches or places you navigate to within Maps from being saved to your Google Account. When using Google Maps in Incognito mode, the places you search for or navigate to won’t be saved...

Google Maps Now Lets Users Report Driving Incidents from iPhones

Google has today announced in an official blog post that it is adding some new tools to Google Maps that will help the community stay informed when they're behind the wheel. The company notes that the new tools are aimed at making it even easier to submit any driving incidents on Google Maps in real-time....

Google Maps Live View AR Navigation Rolls Out in Canada [Hands-On]

Last month, Google Maps announced a new Live View augmented reality (AR) navigation feature was rolling out on iOS and Android. This update recently went live in Canada in beta, and after a quick test, it’s a pretty cool feature for walking directions, especially if you’re in a new area. How to enable Google Maps...

Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Parade: Google Maps vs Apple Maps

Google Maps on iOS (top); Apple Maps on iOS (bottom) The Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Parade celebration has been underway for hours, with millions of fans lining the streets of downtown Toronto the celebrate the team’s historic playoff run. If you’ve been unaware of the NBA Championship Parade today, there’s a stark difference when it...