3 Easy Ways to Use Google Maps, Basic Guide for Beginners!

3 Easy Ways to Use Google Maps, Basic Guide for Beginners!

Geekers - Google Maps? Of course you have heard of this application or even have used it. However, some ordinary people don't understand what Google Maps is and how it works. Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google.


This service provides real-time traffic views, street maps, 360° panoramas and route options for car, motorbike, public transport or even walking trips.



Google Maps itself was released on February 8, 2005. It has been around for a long time and the sophistication of this application is still on the rise. How come? Many online taxis also use this maps application to take passengers according to their address.


Not all of us know and memorize all the streets on this earth. Therefore, Maps really helps ordinary people to find a place so they don't get lost. For that we need to know how to use google maps on your smartphone. Let's see the explanation below.


How to Use Google Maps


Here's how to use Google Maps with the following features.



a. Street sign


Here's how to use Google Maps as a guide so you get to your destination and don't get lost.


1. Open the Maps application, then activate the location on your smartphone.


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2. Then, select the driving menu and write the location you are going to in the space provided. Look at the picture below.


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3. For example, you want to go to Sun Plaza Medan. Later several locations will appear on the search engine. Choose the most appropriate location with the place to go.


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4. Next, select Directions to see the path you will take.


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5. Then, select Start to start navigation.


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6. Next, you can set this navigation to sound or not. Try to keep your voice active so you don't only see your cellphone on the road so you don't endanger yourself. Can also use a headset to hear the navigation commands. Because this voice feature is very useful for guiding your journey, such as turning left in another 200 m, or turning right.


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b. Track down the nearest restaurant


This feature is also very useful when your body needs to be filled with food but you don't know exactly where the restaurant is closest to your current location. Watch the method below.


1. Select the Explore menu, then in the Search Nearby section, select Restaurants.


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2. Then several restaurants will appear in Medan. You can filter by restaurants that have good ratings, restaurants that are currently open, or it could be based on the closest distance.


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c. Find the nearest gas station


This feature is also very useful when your vehicle is running out of oil, and you don't know exactly where the nearest gas station is. You can also search for the nearest gas station on Maps, so you can predict whether the vehicle can arrive with dying oil or not. Watch the method below.


1. Select the Explore menu, then in the Search Nearby section, select Gas Stations.


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2. Then several gas stations will appear in Medan. You can filter based on gas stations that are currently open or gas stations closest to your current position.


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This is an explanation of how to use Google Maps on your smartphone. Maybe it's just a few urgent features that are often used by everyone.


From the Maps application, you can also see the location of the nearest ATM, grocery or pharmacy. Hopefully this is useful for those of you who are lost in finding the destination address. Thank you and good luck trying the tutorial above!



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