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The 10 most underused features of Google Maps

Great features we bet you never use

We love Google Maps, but there are many features that never get used, yet are really useful. We've put together our favourite 10 overlooked features that will help you get the most out of Google's mapping software.

Add your business to Google Maps

This is a relatively unknown feature that can rival the publicity afforded by the likes of the Yell.com. Google Maps allows you to create a business listing with contact information, a description and the exact location of your business.

If you have several outlets or own a franchise, you can even submit an Excel document (provided it is formatted correctly) to cut down on time.

The ins and outs of public transport

Google Transit is another budding feature of Google Maps, allowing you to see public transport details for a given city. If you're viewing a supported city simply click the More button in the top left corner, then tick the Transit feature.

This creates a new layer on the map with train, ferry, bus and tram public transport information where available. For some cities the information even extends to individual bus and train routes and timetables for each route. However it's not currently available in the UK.

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