#1. Places of interest near you
One of the functions that integrates Google Maps is the search of places of interest near the place where you are.
To do this you will have to click on the blank Google Maps search bar.
Below you will see a list of recent searches, along with some icons for nearby points of interest. If you click on More, you will be able to see a list that includes: restaurants, hospitals, ATMs, service stations and a lot of other services. Depending on what you are looking for, Google will provide you with a list of options close to your position with lots of interesting data.
#2. Create maps and custom routes with My Maps
Google Maps offers a tool called My Maps where you can edit your routes, add stops, photos and synchronize them with your mobile. It is also possible to share the maps privately with other users or publish them in the Google Maps gallery.
You can access it both with your computer’s web browser, and through the application for Android or iOS.
It is better that you edit your maps and routes with the web version of the computer, since it is much faster and comfortable. All you have to do is create a map and add the pins or markers by clicking on the different locations that interest you for your route and then add them to the map.
#3. Use Google Maps without an Internet connection
In previous versions of Google Maps, one of the functions most demanded by users is to be able to use this great tool without having to be connected to the Internet.
Therefore, Google made available to everyone the ability to download and view maps offline. If you are going to go to any location, be sure before downloading the maps with a Wi-Fi connection, since the maps usually take up a lot of space in the memory of the device and also you will waste the data.
In order to download the maps, you must open Google Maps and search for “your location”. Then click on the location that you have chosen and that appears below (image 1) and you will open a window (image 2) with 3 options; Save, share and download. After doing this, you can save it to review your downloaded maps in future occasions as many times as you want.
#4. Locations with interior maps
With Google Maps you will not only be able to search places from all corners of the world, but also offers the service of being able to look inside some locations such as museums, stations, shopping centers, sports facilities and other emblematic places around the world.
These are interior plans in Google Maps (available both from the web and from the mobile). So you can quickly locate the shops, concrete services or a sink within a location or even change between plants that has the building, all a wonder when we go to a site we do not know.