Google Adds Schedules For Over 1 Million Worldwide Transit Stops In Latest Maps Update
City dwellers and tourists are going to appreciate the latest update to Google Maps. Google has beefed up it transit information and now includes the schedules for over 1 million transit stops world wide. Users will have easy access and viewing of the transit schedules of over 500 cities including New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney. Google also made improvements to how you view transit information:
- Transit Lines layer – You can now select a specific mode of public transportation (train, bus, tram or subway) to display on the mobile map, hiding the other modes. This is helpful in areas where there is a tight concentration of several types of public transit.
- Layout of station pages – Open it by tapping on the name of the station on your mobile map.
In addition to these new transit features, Google has updated region highlighting, My Places and Location History displays:
- Now, whenever you search for a city or postal code, the borders of that region are highlighted.
- Under My Places you’ll notice we’ve added new tabs, which will help you access all your information from a single place; from your saved maps for use offline to your starred places and Custom Maps created on your desktop.
- If you enable Location History, you’ll be able to browse the places you’ve been on a daily basis with an updated Location History dashboard.
If you own an Android device, you have now officially run out of excuses for getting lost.