Google Maps Adding Explore Function

Posted by at 6:03 pm on July 24, 2014

Google wants Android and iOS Maps users will take advantage of a new tool for exploring their surroundings.

Google is adding a new button to Maps called Explore, which will tell people what’s nearby. According to Google, the tool can be set to show what’s as close as a 5-minute walk and what’s as far as a 20-minute drive and everything in between. The Explore function doesn’t just provide a list of nearby places, it is also contextually aware. For example, it will consider information such as the time of day and the weather so it doesn’t send users to shops that are closed or to parks during a thunderstorm. The updated Maps app is being pushed out this week.

It is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.

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