Google Maps without internet connection

By:   |   June 9th, 2012   |   Dev & Design
Google Maps without Internet

Technology is shaping its form every day and it can be judged by Google’s new version of Maps that announced on 6th June, 2012. It would not be incorrect to say that it is a shut up call to its new rival Apple in the Maps category as Apple is about to launch a Map service for its own iOS.


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The core feature of new Map service is that users can view maps without the internet connection. In addition, 3D imaging, using maps in offline or airplane mode, and the new Street View Trekker is also included in this new service.


Google is working with a fleet of airplanes to gather the aerial views in order to render a more comprehensive and accurate picture of a location. Google team is highly motivated to make this service available by the end of 2012. Officials say “By the end of the year, we aim to have 3D coverage for metropolitan areas, with a combined population of 300 million people.”


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At the moment, Google is providing the offline service of maps to android users only. In order to use maps in offline mode, owners of phone have to enable their GPS and download the maps in offline mode and after that they can say good bye to their paper maps as they can use it in offline mode when required.


Rita Chen, a Google Maps product manager, said during the demo that users can expect this feature to be available in the “next few weeks.”


McClendon, vice president of engineering with Google, says “I’m very proud of Google Maps services and they’re available on all devices today … and they’re capable of doing a lot… and we will continue to make all services available on all platforms.”


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