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Google Maps: Pros and Cons

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Adrian Warren

on 9 December 2015

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Transcript of Google Maps: Pros and Cons

Google Maps History
Google Maps was created by Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen (Inventor) and Lars Rasmussen (Co-Founder) and it serves as a desktop web mapping service developed by Google, launched February 8, 2005.
My Experience
I enjoy using the Google Maps app simply because it navigates me to where I want to go in the shortest time possible. It also gives me ratings of different attractions in the city and contact information of businesses, etc. This app definitely meets my expectations. When I don’t know where I’m going in times of travel, I simply click on this app, type in my destination and before I know it, I have arrived. I use this app very frequently and it has not failed me yet.
Google Maps Features
The Google Maps app offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (inbeta), or public transportation.
Features continued...
Comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories
Voice-guided GPS navigation for driving, biking, and walking
Transit directions and maps for over 15,000 towns and cities
Live traffic conditions, incident reports, and automatic rerouting to find the best route
Detailed information on more than 100 million places
Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, museums, and more
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
Pros of Google Maps
Cons of Google Maps
Sometimes freezes
Does not read speed limit anymore
Does not have an offline version
You've reached your Destination
Google Maps
Pros and Cons
Exit 10
Re-routes you quickly
Suggest the quickest ETA
Notifies you when a quicker route is available
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