Google has updated the Maps service and has added support for multiple destinations based navigation along with two new tools to manage reservations and let a user know about any upcoming event in an area. However, not all of these will be available across the countries, and some will rather be restricted to the US for now but we can expect a wider global roll out soon.
The support for directions to multiple destinations will help a user in adding several spots in and around the place of visit and get driving, walking and biking directions for these on the Maps. One will first have to choose a starting point and then add the rest of the destinations or stops by simply clicking ‘+’ for each of these by either typing in the search box or clicking on the map. Also one can drag and drop any destination on the map as well.
Besides, one can now also check Google Maps to know about the upcoming events, concerts, sports matches and more at a particular place or an area.
Another interesting feature is that searching for flights, hotels and restaurant now becomes faster on Maps. Google says that this will work as fast as it works on the recently tweaked Google Search. So just like it worked for the Search, this new tool will sync information from other Google services like Gmail, Calendar and more. That means one will simply have to put in the present destination and Google will show upcoming plans related to the destination. Obviously this information will be available when one is signed into their Google account, and be restricted to that person only. However, the sad part is that this feature is currently rolling out to Maps users in the US and is available in English only.
Google however, has also mentioned that “there’s a lot more coming soon”.