Android/iOS: Google Maps for iOS and Android received an update today that now shows you any hotel bookings, restaurant reservations and flights you have scheduled right on the map itself. So, if you look at an airport in Maps, you’ll see your flight times and a link to view the email with more information in it.
Google has updated Google Maps today with helpful features that will make exploring a new city or travelling a bit smoother. These include street-level photos and the return of Pegman.
Mac: Day One is one of the nicest journalling apps out there. And today it has released an update that adds a bunch of new features, including handy options specific to OS X Mavericks.
Google has a long history of offering maps-based emergency data, the most recent example being a live replica of the RFS bushfire maps for NSW. The next step in that process: from today, Google will offer NSW live bushfire warnings as you search Google Maps, warning you of potential issues as you plan your travel.
Google has launched Maps Engine Pro, a new mapping tool designed to represent business data in map form. That’s potentially useful if you want to visualise large volumes of data, but you’ll pay for the feature.
Google Australia has set up a mirror to the NSW Rural Fire Services’ fire alert map, meaning that this link will get you to all the latest emergency warnings for the fires now burning out of control around the state.
Google Maps is constantly getting updated with new features, but the use of those features isn’t always obvious. If you find yourself using Google Maps just to get from address to address, you’re missing out on a lot of the ways Google makes it easier to get around. Here’s how to really use those personalisation options to your advantage.