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Where Does Google Maps Get Its Traffic Data From?

Google Maps is arguably one of the best services to have been created in the internet era. It’s stuffed to the brim with helpful features, including real-time traffic congestion information. Where exactly is Google getting th…

Why You Should Stop Using GPS Navigation

Turn-by-turn navigation on phones and dedicated GPS devices has made it much easier to travel. However, the reliance on GPS navigation comes at a cost—you never actually learn how to get anywhere. That’s a problem….

10 Google Maps Features You Should Be Using

Google Maps is not only one of the company’s best products, it’s one of the best products in the internet age in general. Maps has tons of features you might not be familiar with. We’ll share some of the best….

How to See Bike Routes in Google Maps

Google Maps is an indispensable app for finding your way around, but it’s for more than just cars and public transit. You can also use Google Maps to find the best bike routes in your area. We’ll show you how….

How to Find the Cheapest Gas With Google Maps

High gas prices can be a real bummer when traveling or even just on your daily commute. Finding a fuel-efficient route is great, but eventually you will need gas. You can use Google Maps to find the cheapest gas near you….

How to Use Google Street View

With Google’s street view feature, you can virtually walk through the streets of many cities around the world. Street view is also available for popular landmarks, natural wonders, museums, and more. Here’s how to access it o…

How to Find Your Current Location on Google Maps

Google Maps makes it extremely easy to find your current location on the map. It even shows the direction you’re facing so you know where you’re heading. Here’s how to see where you are right now in Maps on both desktop and m…

How to Find Elevation on Google Maps

If you’re going on a hike or you’re just curious about a specific place’s altitudes, Google Maps makes it easy to find the elevation for most locations. Here’s how to use that feature on your desktop and mobile….

How to Check Traffic in Google Maps

Whether you’re heading somewhere or you just want to see how congested a specific street is, it’s easy to check the traffic delays with Google Maps on both your desktop and mobile. We’ll show you how to do that….

How to Avoid Highways on Google Maps

Are you heading somewhere and would prefer a route that does not include highways? If so, ask Google Maps to exclude all the highways from your driving directions. It’s as simple as checking a box.

How to Save a Route on Google Maps

By saving a route on Google Maps, you can quickly get directions to your specified destination. You can save routes on your iPhone, iPad, and Android phones, and we’ll show you how.

How to Find EV Charging Stations in Google Maps

Charging stations for electric vehicles are not nearly as plentiful as gas stations. They can also be harder to spot from the road. Thankfully, Google Maps makes it easy to find chargers for your electric car….

How to Draw Missing Roads on Google Maps

As great as Google Maps is, it’s not infallible. New places and roads are popping up all the time, and sometimes they get overlooked. You can help Google Maps and the community by drawing missing roads yourself….

How to See 3D Walking Directions in Google Maps

The tricky thing with walking directions is that it’s hard for your phone to know which direction you’re looking. Google Maps solves this problem with handy 3D walking directions that overlay navigation instructions onto the …
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