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Google Maps goes offline. Photo: Google

Google Maps goes offline. Photo: Google

Google Maps is getting offline navigation to ensure you never get stranded in a strange place when your data connection disappears. Users can download entire areas onto their smartphone, then get turn-by-turn directions even while they’re offline.

Google Street View goes solo. Photo: Google

Google Street View goes solo. Photo: Google

Google Street View is no longer hidden away inside Google Maps; it now has its very own app on Android and iOS, which offers immersive 360-degree imagery, and allows you to contribute your own.

Google Maps will have alerts for all rail crossings in the U.S. Photo: Flickr/Mike Brown (CC)

Google Maps will have alerts for all rail crossings in the U.S. Photo: Flickr/Mike Brown (CC)

Google has teamed up with the Federal Railroad Administration to bring rail crossing warnings to Google Maps. Every crossing in the U.S. will be added, and drivers will receive alerts while using turn-by-turn directions in the Maps app.

Dodge the jams with Google Maps. Photo: Google

Dodge the jams with Google Maps. Photo: Google

Google has rolled out a nifty new Maps update for mobile that brings better traffic alerts that will be issued while you drive, and the ability to find alternate routes. The update comes just in time for Memorial Day, which is one of the busiest driving days of the year.

Google isn't happy about this. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Google isn’t happy about this. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Android lovers couldn’t have been more excited to see the Android bot peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps last month, but Google was far from pleased with the coverage. The company has now suspended the Map Maker service that allowed pranksters to create the image — and more more like it.

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