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Google Maps Update Lets You Create a Map of Your Favorite Places

Authored by: Steven Blum — Sep 9, 2011

Okay so this isn't the biggest news of the day, but still might interest those who rely heavily on the Google Maps app on their phone (ie, everyone). Google is rolling out a new feature that'll show places you've favorited right on the map.

This could be helpful if you want easy access to directions and reviews of the places you frequent the most. It'll also help you construct a virtual map filled with your favorite things, which could be useful if you have friends visiting town and want to tell them about where to get the best corn chowder or haircut in town without physically drawing a map for them. I could also see hotels using this feature for guests (especially after they adopt NFC).

Other than that, there's not much else to write home about, except for the fact that now you can attach photos to reviews of Places. Still, these are welcome updates and are sure to make this popular app even more popular in the coming months.

What kind of updates would you like to see on Google Maps?

Source: Android Central

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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