Walking Navigation Added To Android Google Maps

Posted: Sep 10 2010, 6:25am CDT | by , in News | Android

Walking Navigation Added To Android Google Maps
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For those times when you don't need a car

Google has updated its GPS "Navigate" software to accommodate users who are walking to their destination rather than driving. It is the first GPS device to provide such a service.

Google Maps has offered walking directions for years now, but this is the first time they will be incorporated into a turn-by-turn GPS-based software program. Walking directions often provide different instructions than those for drivers because it lets users walk in either direction on one-way streets, through parks, and along pedestrian pathways.

The new Walking Navigation app brings with it several different features than the standard automobile-based Navigate software. For example, the phone will vibrate when users need to make a turn, and the accelerometer is functional meaning when the phone is turned, the map's display will change accordingly.

Additionally, users have the option of seeing the path in satellite view instead of the standard maps view. It also incorporates Google Street View.

The new version of Google Maps and the Navigate software is available now for all Android users.

Via IT Pro Portal

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