What’s new in Google Maps 3.0?

catamount

Honestly, I couldn’t ask for much more with Google Maps “old” version. It does everything I need, has a decent UI, and is generally quite accurate (unlike those dark days of 15 years ago when Mapquest would routinely send me to corn fields). 3.0.0 is supposed to be a major update. What does it bring to the show that is new? Anything really significant, or is it just a fresh coat of paint?

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MGaluzzi
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To add to what Jim said, I think of the changes improved offline support and integration with Uber are the two main ones (if you use Uber especially). I ride motorcycles a lot in the mountains where there is no data coverage, and I am really looking forward to seeing how much of a difference the offline support changes make.

jimlynch
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Test driving Google Maps 3.0.0
http://www.zdnet.com/test-driving-google-maps-3-0-0-7000029143/

"New features include:

Turn-by-turn navigation now gives lane guidance and quick access to route overview
View travel time, distance, and estimated arrival all at once in navigation mode
Save offline maps to a custom list for when you're traveling or have a slow connection
Transit results now display total walking time of your trip and the next scheduled bus or train
Filter search results for restaurants, bars and hotels by rating, price, opening hours, and more
Sign in to see your “Places to review” list from recently saved or searched-for places
If you have the Uber app installed, open it right from Google Maps when comparing route options
Access your iPhone or iPad contacts directly from the Google Maps app
Tap and hold anywhere on the map to drop a pin, save and share that location
Search without typing using Google Voice Search
Scale bar to estimate distances on the map"

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