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Google Maps makes it easier to search for addresses in India

Google Maps makes it easier to search for addresses in India

Users of Google Maps in India will be able to easily find the plus code for any area in the app, while the mapping service along with Search will support the entry of the new coordinate system.

In India, we know how challenging it can be to reach a given residential address.

Voice navigation will be available in six additional languages - Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. Well, it is true that few addresses can be quickly spotted with accurate street names and house numbers while there are other locations which takes long time.

Similar to adding businesses, users can submit new or missing addresses through this feature, and Google will make sure that the address is searchable in due course after verification.

Google and Nintendo have prepared a surprise "Easter eggs" for users of the map service, back to back with global day for Mario. According to the Plus Codes websites, it will work as a street address for places that don't have a street name.

Addresses are unique in format, and vary across regions, localities, and use cases.

The Plus Codes concept divides the address into tiny "tiled areas" and assigns a unique code to each place.

To find an address using a Plus Code, all you have to do is enter that Plus Code into the Search Bar of Google or Google Maps (either desktop or mobile), and you will instantly see the location.

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"At Google Maps, our objective has always been about organizing all location-related information and making it more accessible and relevant for Indian users".

Another significant feature that Google has added in the Maps is voice navigation in six local Indian languages.

Open the Google Maps app and head over to a location on the map that you want to use with Google Plus Codes. In addition to this, a majority of addresses are hard to locate, especially those of people living in remote locations.

The Plus Codes is not the only feature Google announced on Tuesday.

This code comprises a "Six-character + City" format that can be generated, shared and searched by anyone with access to Google Maps on a smartphone. "Add an address" is another feature that Google is adding to the Maps. The navigation in Hindi was launched three years back. Once you open the Google Maps app, all you need to do is touch and hold on a specific area to drop a location pin within the app. It will try to refer other information and piece them together to provide options of landmarks and points of interest that the user can best identify with - exactly like a person would have done by asking people on the way to a destination.

"India continues to inspire us, and pushes us to reimagine what Maps can do for people".

Google India has made a number of announcements to improve the overall Maps experience in India.


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