Google Maps New Update Brings Over One Million Public Transit Stops Globally

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  • 16 Aug 2012
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  • Google just announced on its blog for Google Maps that it’s preparing an update with over one million public transit stops globally. Ever since 2005, the search engine giant has worked with hundreds of transit authorities all over the globe to create a great resource for millions of commuters and travelers.

    Bus riders, train passengers or people on the tram and subway now get an extensive resource filled with information. Now Google Maps has public transport schedules for over 1 million transit stops in nearly 500 cities, including New York, London, Sydney and Tokyo. Google released an update to Google Maps for Android, version 6.10, that makes transit info more useful. Some changes were brought to the Transit Lines layer, so the user can select a mode of transportation: train, bus, tram or subway to show on the map and hide the other modes.

    This is useful to eliminate the clutter of having all transport on the small phone screen. The layout of station pages has also been updated and you can open it by tapping on the name of the station on your mobile map. Region highlighting, My Places and Location History were all updated as well. Under My Places there are new tabs now, allowing the user to access all the information from a single place. You can get the app from here.

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    SOURCE: Google Maps Blog
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