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Google Maps

Online Global Mapping Service


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Published 01/31/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Google Maps is an application that can provide detailed turn-by-turn directions, maps, aerial views, street views and traffic reports. The app combines the information available on the Internet, through its search engine, visually appealing map views, a massive inventory of street views and extremely accurate directions to provide an invaluable resource for anyone who is looking for any location, place or routes between two places. Google Maps is intuitive and the zoom and panning features are easy to operate. Google Maps also powers many other services, including Google Ride Finder, Google Transit and many maps that are embedded on third-party websites via the Google Maps API. It is likely that users have used, seen and are familiar with this popular and valuable web app!

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

In February 2005, Google Maps was officially announced on Google's blog and was made available to their users. Google Maps is now available on many mobile operating systems, which allows people to navigate to any location successfully while on the go. Because of the flexibility it provides, a large number of users visit Google Maps daily. It is one of the most reliable and valuable services provided by Google.

What are the differences to other apps?

Google Maps covers navigation and mapping services for more locations worldwide than any other online mapping tool. Google Maps has a broad array of services including the location of residences, places of business, directions, street views and many more. It has five different viewing options, including a satellite view, which gives a much broader and closer view of the desired location. The zooming capability is highly advanced and inclusive.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Google Map has an international look which is suitable to users of any region. It has a blue-green background with black text. Map of the whole world is evidently visible on the website. The logo Google Maps is located at the top most corner in left side. This site scores high on user-friendliness parameter and navigation options are highly interactive.

How does the registration process work?

Users just need a Google ID to access Google Maps. However, the latest releases of Google Maps like Google Maps API, Google Maps Mania, and Google Maps with GPS Tracker require separate registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

Much like many other Google applications, Google Maps is available to all users for free. The service does not currently charge a subscription for its services. Anyone can use Google Maps and it is likely that they do. Users are provided access to all of the basic features however, Google Maps with GPS Tracker is a paid service.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Google Maps is a very reliable and trustworthy web service which makes finding places very easy. Therefore it is recommended to everyone who wants to search places and explore new regions across the planet. It can be used for searching addresses, roads and intersections, cities, towns, businesses, regions, coordinates, geographical features, user created contents, driving directions etc. Thus, Google Maps is a great tool which everyone can use!

  • Integrated business search results - Search business locations and contact details all in one site, incorporated on the map.
  • Click and drag maps to see closest sections immediately (no long waits for new areas to download).
  • Satellite descriptions - observe a satellite image of desired location that can be zoomed.
  • Terrain maps - View substantial descriptions, such as mountains and plant life, with height shading.
  • Detailed directions - detailed direction, of any address entered, can be viewed easily.
  • Users can create their own profiles, which will be visible to other viewers and they can see the personal maps of that user also.


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