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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.

Send map information to your GPS navigation device

If you're used to Google Maps, then you can use your existing routes or create new ones and transfer to support GPS devices. Google provides step-by-step guides for individual GPS devices, so it is a breeze to set up.

Create a profile to track your submissions

Google Maps is quickly becoming a community in its own right. From the My Maps available on the website to the avid community of Sketch Up artists creating 3D rendering for buildings on Google Earth, it has become the work of disparate individuals rather than just a single company.

Creating a Google Maps profile allows you to track your own submissions to Google Maps, including restaurant/location reviews and your created maps. You can also see other profiles, allowing you to track the more active users and see their progress on a given journey, or simply use their content to enhance your own Google Maps experience.

  1. These are great features, yet we bet you never use them
  2. Geotagged photos and changing your travel route
  3. My Maps and finding a restaurant using Google Maps
  4. Adding your business to Google Maps
  5. Send map information to your GPS navigation device

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