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Google Maps turns 15 with a new look and unique functions | Maps and location

Google Maps turns 15 this Saturday (8). To celebrate the date, the app for Android and iPhone (iOS) renewed the design and announced a series of new features, which will be made available in March to all users. According to Dane Glasgow, vice president of Google's map app, the news includes a new icon and improvements for daily commuters. O update it also brings changes that facilitate the search for services or entertainment.

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Among resources for users of public transport, Google Maps will also start to display information about air-conditioning temperature and if there are female cars available in the vehicle. In Brazil, information on municipal bus schedules in real time will be expanded to 61 cities, including Recife, Salvador and Macei.

Google Maps celebrates its 15th anniversary with a new look and unique functions Photo: Divulgao / GoogleGoogle Maps celebrates its 15th anniversary with a new look and unique functions Photo: Divulgao / Google

Google Maps celebrates its 15th anniversary with a new look and unique functions Photo: Divulgao / Google

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The main highlight of the new version of Google Maps is the organization of the application. The three current tabs "Explore", "Day by day" and "For you" will become five: "Explore", "Day by Day", "Saved", "Contribute and News". The traditional "Explore" guide has not changed and continues to offer details and reviews of restaurants, shops, museums and other services.

J "Dia a dia", which until then showed common routes from home to work, from work to college, etc. separately, start displaying them on the same map. The tab informs you of traffic updates in real time and allows you to choose the best route for any mode of transport.

Google Maps will have five tabs to make life easier for users Photo: Divulgao / Google

Google Maps will have five tabs to make life easier for users Photo: Divulgao / Google

The "Salvos" section improved functions already existing in "For you". In addition to gathering the list of favorite places, the guide allows you to organize plans for your next trip and access reservations made at restaurants. In "Contribute", it will be possible to evaluate places. Finally, "News" features a feed with points of interest curated by a community of experts and local editors.

Public transport users can check detailed information about the vehicle on Google Maps Photo: Divulgao / Google

Public transport users can check detailed information about the vehicle on Google Maps Photo: Divulgao / Google

Public transport users will have access to information that goes beyond the route, approximate time of arrival and estimated train, metro or bus allocation, resources already available on Google Maps. Now, the app will also display data shared by other passengers, such as the temperature of the air conditioner, whether there are accessibility features in the vehicle, whether there are female-only cars and whether transportation is safe.

Google Maps has unusual functions that can make your life easier

Google Maps has unusual functions that can make your life easier

In addition, information on public transport schedules in real time will be expanded to 61 Brazilian cities, including Recife, Salvador, Guarulhos, Macei and Aracaju. The application will provide details on lines and routes, in addition to scheduled vehicle departures and information on delays (check, at the end of the story, the complete list of cities that will receive Google Transit).

Live View: feature with augmented reality gains simplified visualization Photo: Divulgao / Google

Live View: feature with augmented reality gains simplified visualization Photo: Divulgao / Google

The Live View feature, which uses augmented reality to facilitate viewing the route to the destination point, has also received improvements. In the new version, Google Maps will now indicate how far and in which direction the destination is. The giant arrows on the images captured by the cell phone camera will continue to be displayed at each turn, but whoever has to travel a shorter path can benefit from the simplified visualization.

Below is the list of cities added by Google Transit:

  1. Recife and metropolitan area
  2. Guarulhos
  3. Osasco
  4. Diadem
  5. Mogi das Cruzes
  6. Cotia
  7. Bad
  8. Barueri
  9. Caieiras
  10. Itaquaquecetuba
  11. So Caetano do Sul
  12. Franco da Rocha
  13. Itapevi
  14. Cajamar
  15. Jandira
  16. Guararema
  17. savior
  18. Macei
  19. Aracaju
  20. Christmas
  21. Parnamirim
  22. Mossor
  23. Braslia
  24. Juiz de Fora
  25. Alm Paraba
  26. Sorocaba
  27. Jump
  28. Jundia
  29. Jarinu
  30. Itatiba
  31. Jaguarina
  32. Lindia waters
  33. Itapira
  34. So Carlos
  35. Ribeiro Preto
  36. drinking fountain
  37. So Sebastio
  38. Beautiful island
  39. Alligator
  40. Taubat
  41. Caruaru
  42. Juazeiro
  43. Petrolina
  44. So Gonalo do Amarante
  45. Macap
  46. Victory of Conquest
  47. Simes Filho
  48. Camaari
  49. Pinewood
  50. Volta Redonda
  51. Resende
  52. Itaperuna
  53. Pellets
  54. big River
  55. Colatina
  56. Linhares
  57. Santa Rita
  58. Nova Iguaçu
  59. So Joo da Barra
  60. purple Belford
  61. Niteri

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