Now landmark driving direction on Google Maps

Now landmark driving direction on Google Maps

Users can now navigate around locations using Google Maps on their desktops and mobile phones using landmarks like petrol stations, banks, schools, railway stations, bus stops, local businesses & traffic circles and signals.

India is the first country in the world to get this feature on Google Maps, the company said in a release.

Since Indians are more comfortable finding way on the streets using landmarks like petrol pumps, bus stop, a bank or a grocery shop, etc, Google with this launch enabled this activity online and share with friends and family.

In India, Google has collected good landmark data through user-created “Points of Interest” in Google Map Maker, claimed the company.

Google’s new algorithm determines which of these landmarks are most useful for navigation, based on importance, and closeness to the turns that the user is making and other available signals. With this launch, Google will now combine landmark data, counted turns (the 2nd right), intersection names, and road names, and try to use whatever information is most relevant and useful.