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Google Maps is turning 15! Celebrate with a new look and features

Google Maps is turning 15! Celebrate with a new look and features.

Google Maps is turning

In 2005, we set out to map the world. Since then we’ve pushed the limits of what a map can do: from helping you easily navigate from point A to B. To helping you explore and get things done in the world. With more than 1 billion people turning to Google Maps to see and explore the world, we’re celebrating our 15th birthday with a new look and product updates based on feedback from you.

A fresh look from the inside out

Starting today, you’ll see an updated Google Maps app for Android and iOS that gives you everything you need at your fingertips with five easy-to-access tabs: Explore, Commute. Saved. Contribute and Updates.

  • Explore: Looking for a place nearby to grab lunch. Enjoy live music or play arcade games? In the Explore tab. You’ll find information, ratings, reviews and more for about 200 million places around the world. Including local restaurants. Nearby attractions and city landmarks. 
  • Commute: Whether you’re traveling by car or public transit. The Commute tab is there to make sure you’re on the most efficient route. Set up your daily commute to get real-time traffic updates. Travel times and suggestions for alternative routes. 
  • Saved: People have saved more than 6.5 billion places on Google Maps from the new bakery across town to the famous restaurant on your upcoming vacation. Now you can view all of these spots in one convenient place. As well as find and organize plans for an upcoming trip and share recommendations based on places you’ve been. 
  • Contribute: Hundreds of millions of people each year contribute information that helps keep Google Maps up to date. With the new Contribute tab. You can easily share local knowledge, such as details about roads and addresses, missing places, business reviews and photos. Each contribution goes a long way in helping others learn about new places and decide what to do. 
  • Updates: The new Updates tab provides you with a feed of trending. Must-see spots from local experts and publishers. Like The Infatuation. In addition to discovering, saving and sharing recommendations with your network. You can also directly chat with businesses to get questions answered.

Our five tabs provide easier access to everything you need in Google Maps.

Google Maps is turning 15! Celebrate with a new look and features.

We’re also updating our look with a new Google Maps icon that reflects the evolution we’ve made mapping the world. It’s based on a key part of Google Maps since the very beginning the pin. And represents the shift we’ve made from getting you to your destination to also helping you discover new places and experiences.

And because we can’t resist a good birthday celebration. Keep an eye out for our celebratory party-themed car icon. Available for a limited time when you navigate with Google Maps.

Google Maps is turning

Made for you, on the go

We’re constantly evolving to help you get around no matter how you choose to travel. Our new transit features in the Google Maps app help you stay informed when you’re taking public transportation.

Last year. We introduced crowdedness predictions to help you see how crowded your bus. Train or subway is likely to be based on past rides. To help you plan your travels. We’re adding new insights about your route from past riders, so you’ll be able to see important details. such as:. 

  • Temperature: For a more comfortable ride, check in advance if the temperature is considered by past riders as on the colder or warmer side. 
  • Accessibility:. If you have special needs or require additional support, you can identify public transit lines with staffed assistance. Accessible entrance and seating. Accessible stop-button or hi-visible LED. 
  • Women’s Section: In regions where transit systems have designated women’s sections or carriages. We’ll help surface this information along with whether other passengers abide by it. 
  • Security Onboard: Feel safer knowing if security monitoring is on board—whether that’s with a security guard present, installed security cameras or an available helpline.
  • Number of carriages available:. In Japan only, you can pick a route based on the number of carriages so that it increases your chances of getting a seat.

These useful bits of information come from past riders who’ve shared their experiences. And will appear alongside public transit routes when available. To help future riders. You can answer a short survey within Google Maps about your experience on recent trips. We’ll start rolling this out globally in March, with availability varying by region and municipal transportation agency.

New trip attributes help you make informed decisions about your travel plans.

A sense of direction

Last year. We introduced Live View to help you quickly decide which way to go when you start a walking route with Google Maps. By combining Street View’s real-world imagery, machine learning and smartphone sensors. Live View in Google Maps shows you your surroundings with the directions overlaid in augmented reality. 

Over the coming months. We’ll be expanding Live View and testing new capabilities. Starting with better assistance whenever you’re searching for a place. You’ll be able to quickly see how far away and in which direction a place is.

Live View will soon help you get oriented in the right direction in new ways.

A big thank you to everyone for placing your trust in us and for being with us on this wild ride over the last 15 years. See you out there on the journey!.

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Since then we’ve pushed the limits of what a map can do: from helping you easily navigate from point A to B. With more than 1 billion people turning to Google Maps to see and explore the world, we’re celebrating our 15th birthday with a new look and product updates based on feedback from you. A big thank you to everyone for placing your trust in us and for being with us on this wild ride over the last 15 years.

Since then we’ve pushed the limits of what a map can do: from helping you easily navigate from point A to B. With more than 1 billion people turning to Google Maps to see and explore the world, we’re celebrating our 15th birthday with a new look and product updates based on feedback from you. A big thank you to everyone for placing your trust in us and for being with us on this wild ride over the last 15 years.

Teachers keep their lesson plans fresh with Expeditions.

Teachers keep their lesson plans fresh with Expeditions.

Teachers keep their lesson

While most students are settling back into the classroom, teachers everywhere are thinking about how to keep their lesson plans fresh. The struggle is real, but it’s definitely worth it: students learn better. And faster when they’re engaged with the material at hand. That’s one reason why we built Expeditions: it lets teachers take their classrooms on virtual field trips anywhere and get a completely different perspective. So as the school year kicks into high gear. We wanted to share a few updates to Expeditions that might help bring the lessons to life.

Teachers keep their lesson plans fresh with Expeditions.

First, this week marks the start of the. Expeditions AR Pioneer Program. Our team is hitting the road as we visit schools around the U.S. to bring augmented reality to the classroom.

Students will learn about topics like the circulatory system and Ancient Rome together by observing digital objects right in front of them. The program will kick off in Los Angeles. San Diego. Chicago. Austin. And the New York City area, but these are just our first stops. We’ll be traveling across the United States with Expeditions AR throughout this school year. So if you’d like us to visit your school, please let us know by signing up.

We’re also releasing five special VR expeditions this week featuring scenes from Earth VR.

Earth VR is one of the most popular apps for high end virtual reality systems, and it lets you explore the world in beautiful detail. But it needs more computing power than a smartphone can handle. But. Thanks to a new tool that we announced at Google I/O called Seurat. It’s now possible to experience some of the magic of Earth VR on a mobile device. You can trek to the top of mountains like Mont Blanc or Kilimanjaro. And take a trip to some of the world’s most famous cities, including London. Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Access these new Earth Expeditions right in the app.

Teachers keep their lesson
Teachers keep their lesson
Teachers keep their lesson
Teachers keep their lesson

Last, we’re bringing self-guided Expeditions to iOS (it’s already available on Android). So now. With an iPhone or iPad. Anyone can explore anywhere Expeditions take you. It’s also great for guides who want to assign an Expedition for homework, or do a practice run before taking their classroom along. Check out more than 700 Expeditions including tours of universities, virtual career days. And even a trip to the  International Space Station. So grab Expeditions from Google Play or the App Store. And start exploring!

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It’s also great for guides who want to assign an Expedition for homework, or do a practice run before taking their classroom along. Check out more than 700 Expeditions including tours of universities, virtual career days.

Google Earth’s incredible 3D imagery, explained

A) Google Earth s incredible 3D imagery, explained

B) Google Creative Lab

Google Earth s incredible

C) Google Earth is an amazing tool that lets ordinary humans—sans wings or jetpack—zoom around the world. And, as you might know if you’ve checked out the new Google Earth, the 3D imagery looks insane. (As in, mind-blowingly realistic insane.

D) Google Earth s incredible 3D imagery, explained

But how does it get that way? I talked with a couple people from the Earth team to find out. I can’t tell you everything I found out here (because I made this video that hint hint I’d love for you to watch) but I will say that building Google Earth includes billions of pixels. A love of spring. Confetti-colored depth maps, small planes that fly in lawn mower-esque patterns, and much. Much more.

Thanks for watching and hope to see you soon on Nat & Friends

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I can’t tell you everything I found out here (because I made this video that hint hint I’d love for you to watch) but I will say that building Google Earth includes billions of pixels. A love of spring. Confetti-colored depth maps, small planes that fly in lawn mower-esque patterns, and much. Much more.

But how does it get that way? I can’t tell you everything I found out here (because I made this video that hint hint I’d love for you to watch) but I will say that building Google Earth includes billions of pixels. Thanks for watching and hope to see you soon on Nat & Friends I can’t tell you everything I found out here (because I made this video that hint hint I’d love for you to watch) but I will say that building Google Earth includes billions of pixe. I can’t tell you everything I found out here (because I made this video that hint hint I’d love for you to watch) but I will say that building Google Earth includes billions of pixels.

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