A new Google Maps update for Android will introduce a brand new feature that’s not available in other navigation apps.
Google Maps users will be able to obtain a unique identifier for any place on Earth, and use these digital addresses for various purposes.
In 2014, Google launched the “Open Location Code” project as an alternative to street addresses that’s “easier to use than latitude and longitude.” Google Maps is now introducing a faster way to access and share “Plus Codes” on Android.
Google Maps has a timeline feature built in that uses your location data to show you where you’ve been. Some find it handy, some find it creepy. Regardless of where you stand, though, Google Maps has been missing timeline data for some users, but there’s a fix coming.
A new Google Maps accessibility feature called Accessible Places will be available to users in Australia, Japan, UK, and the US.
The feature will display a wheelchair icon on the map to indicate that a place supports wheelchair access.