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Google Maps - Your Live Travel Guide!!

Google Maps showing World Map

What exactly should I say about Google Maps? Well, I'm just impressed about it! All of you are familiar with the name - Google Maps. But how many of you make proper use of it? Or, have you ever gave it a try? Let's explore Google maps today . . .

Background Story 

To be honest, Google Maps is a great application as well as a great service from Google. And you don't need to pay a single dollar to avail this service. When I had been transferred from Dhaka to Sylhet, I was little bit tensed about the new area, places, roads and directions. 

Though I'm in the new location for the first time in my life, Google Maps makes it easy for me to move on. 

About Google Maps

With Google Maps, the world is in your hand. Wherever you go, Google Maps can show your the right directions. Even if you are in a rural area, for which official map is not available, you can see even the narrow paths through Google Maps. 

Google Maps Large Logo

To use the Maps, you should have a strong network connection. Otherwise you can't use it properly. 

Check what you can do with Google Maps . . .

  • Locate your current position within seconds
  • Locate your destination in the map
  • Find the available routes to reach your destination
  • Calculate the distances between places
  • Estimated time to reach your destination
  • Find the location your desired Gas Station, Mosque, Educational Institutions, Park or anything . . .

Get the Maps on your Phone . . .

Smartphone or Tablet is ideal device for using Google Maps. Of course you can do everything on a desktop or laptop. But when you're travelling, you should use it on your phone. 

Google Play Download Button
App Store Download Button

How to Use?

Google Maps is really easy to use. If you're using the maps on a Desktop PC, then simply visit Google Maps Website. Or if you're using it on your phone, then you must have the app installed. 

Run the Google Maps from your device. Keep your location turned on. Turn on your data connection. Now you're ready to go!

Google Maps Screenshots

  • As soon as you run the app, it will find your current location marked by a blue pointer. 
  • You can zoom in/ zoom out to adjust the view.
  • To get a direction, hit on the direction button > choose your destination and current position. 

Google Maps Settings

  • You can also choose the nature of your journey - Bus, Train or Walking! Then Google Maps will calculate the distance, available routes and probable time to reach the destination!!
  • When you're in a bus, car or train, open your Google Maps, and you will see your live position there. The pointer will move forward as your vehicle moves! 
  • If you'd like to get a satellite view, then switch map to Google Earth. 

Hope all of you will enjoy this amazing application. If you face any problem with this app, or if you have any query, please share with me . . .

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