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Maplets Lets You Use Maps Offline

iOS/Android: The Maplets app allows you offline access to public transportation, city, park and other maps on your mobile device. The app costs $3.79, but you can use it to find downloadable maps for almost any trip location.


How To Toggle First-Person View In Google Maps Navigation

Many people don’t realise this, but Google Maps navigation has two views: a first-person view (where the arrow faces forward at all times) and a map view, which shows a more traditional map and rotates the arrow. If you’ve somehow gotten stuck on the second, here’s how to go back to regular navigation.


The Best Ways To Use Google's New My Maps Tool

Yesterday, Google updated its long-forgotten My Maps tool. The service has been masquerading as Maps Engine Lite, but with a new release, a shiny new Android app, and integration with Google Maps proper, it’s worth knowing just what all you can do with it.


Google Revives My Maps So You Can Create And Share Custom Maps

Today, Google unleashed a new, overhauled version of its well-loved (and little-known) custom maps tool, called My Maps. It’s pretty powerful and cool.


This Map Shows The Power Adaptors You Need For Different Countries

If you plan on travelling internationally, be sure you have everything you need to charge up your devices. This map shows what sockets are common in each country of the world and the plugs you’ll need there.


Ask LH: Can I Transfer Google Maps Engine Maps To Android?

Dear Lifehacker, I am planning a motorcycle ride from Melbourne to Brisbane via many back roads to enjoy the scenery. I have created a map with Google Maps Engine but have had no joy in attempting to use the new navigation abilities of the Google Maps Android app to direct me on my route. Is it possible to do that?


Create Customisable GeoMaps With Google Sheets

If you want to display a range of data by region, you need a GeoMap. You may not have known this, but it’s quite easy to create your own in Google Sheets after entering your data.


Alongways Finds Interesting And Useful Stops Along Your Road Trip

Planning a road trip is rarely just about finding the fastest route between two points. You also have to consider stops for petrol, bathrooms, food or entertainment. Alongways is a Google Maps mashup that lets you type in your origin and destination, and search for anything you want along the way, from “pizza” to “dog parks” and everything in-between.


Google Maps Now Covers The Moon And Mars

You won’t be able to use your bicycle for this one: Google Maps now lets you tour the surface of the Moon and Mars.


Google Maps Adds Biking Elevation, Voice In Navigation Mode

Android: Google updated its Maps app with a bunch of new features today, including elevation for bicycle directions, voice actions in navigation mode, and a slide-out menu for Your Places.