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Google Maps is a popular service for browsing maps developed by the company Google.
You can explore towns and villages, to find landforms, the location of shops and businesses and to create routes. Everything with Google Maps from your browser or by downloading and installing the application on Android and Apple devices.
Google Maps can find businesses, public and private institutions, municipalities, cities, provinces, countries, states and continents through finder that incorporates in its interface. In addition, where the service is available, you can virtually walk through the streets using Google Street View.
Through the layers of Google Maps, you can access Earth view and Satellite view of the site and add data traffic and public transport networks, as well as weather information.
A useful feature of Google Maps is the "Get Directions", which facilitates travel between different points on a map. So if you want to go from one city to another, this application will indicate suggested routes, ordering them according to the time it takes less time to drive.
The result of the suggested routes reports on the characteristics of the highways and roads, as if they have tolls. If you're using Google Maps on your smartphone can activate the option and use it as a GPS navigation in the car while driving.
Also, you can add waypoints to the route start and reconfigure the search or tell the application that you move by public transport. In this case, Google Maps will inform transport available near you and estimated times of buses, trains, trams and metro so you can organize your trip without wasting time.
If you have a Gmail email account, you can save custom maps and routes on Google Maps and use them sometimes without the need for action again.