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10 Handy Google Maps Tips to Plan Your Trip

You were scrolling through the news feed of your Instagram when you saw a picture of a far-off beautiful place that immediately made you realize how badly you needed a break from the hectic routine you’re a part of. You want to move out and be in a place far from where you live so you can forget about your hectic life and take a breath of fresh air. This is when you know for sure you need a trip away from your regular stressful routine. But before you start packing your bags, take care of that one thing that people do not give much attention to is the pre-planning of all the destinations they wish to visit. Sometimes you think you will manage it all once you are there, but in reality, when you do get into the situation, things get out of your hand and you have no one else but yourself to blame for being irresponsible and not thinking the whole plan through.

This also results in losing time you could have spent sunbathing on Miami Beach while you’re roaming around asking for directions in the other corner of Florida. Wouldn’t it be convenient to simply keep the maps in your hands – read further to learn all the useful features of Google Maps that can help you during your traveling experience?

Pin Multiple Locations

With the latest Google Maps, you have the option of plotting multiple locations to finally reach your final destination. What you need to do is pin the current and the final destination and select the midpoints as the intermediary stops.

Offline Accessibility

Google Maps do not always need an internet connection to work. If you download the map, you can access it any time of the day without having to depend on your internet connection. You can use your reliable Spectrum internet to pre-download some of the important maps before leaving for your entourage.

Finding Directions

While you have the ease of finding locations on your Google Maps, it only happens if you “know” the location before you search on it. Google Maps is now helping its users to find a list of nearby places they can go to. You have to right-click on the map to choose from the list that unfurls before you upon clicking.

Measuring Distance

Simple as it may sound, if you are in your car or thinking to walk to your destination, you can now check the distance in kilometers and meters before embarking on your adventure.

Alternative Transits

For people in need of physical aid, this application provides alternative routes for everyone.

Edit your Map History

You can check all the places you have been to, in the storage and even edit it. It keeps the records as long as you want to keep them.

Street View

While Google Maps gives you a clear view of your locality, it can also provide you with a detailed view of your street now. You get a four-dimensional cartographic view in the Street View mode of map-viewing.

Learning about Traffic Situations

While on your way, Google Maps will guide you about the clearest routes to lead you to your destination in the shortest time possible.

Saving your Parking Spot

Sometimes you often forget where you parked your car especially when the parking area is huge. What you can do is save the spot on the map and on returning follow the direction of your map to lead you to your vehicle.

Sharing your Live Location

In case your friends are lost and cannot find the way, you can share your live location through these maps so they can follow you, conveniently.

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Business graduate, digital marketer by profession and a writer by passion, Nida is a proud dog parent. She shares her expertise and writes for businesses to improve their rankings on Google. Probably one of the most amazing things about her is her ability to stay relevant. Her work has been posted on multiple blogs and e-zines across the web.

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