Do two or more consecutive searches, and you’ll see a blue bar at the bottom of the left panel. Click on it to turn on both searches. Every time you add another search, it will appear as a different color to help you distinguish which result is which. This helps you better plan your route. As you can see, you can throw a rock and hit an eatery in Times Square.
7Change It Up!
Available in the U.S. only, the Report a Problem link lets users suggest correct or better directions or Maps info for specific results. This can be accessed by right-clicking anywhere on the Maps results, or clicking the “report a problem” link at the bottom of the map and making your suggestions or edits.
15Preview Your Destination
Before you travel to a new destination, check out street-level imagery in Street View so you know what to expect when you get there. Drag Pegman—the little Street View icon—to your destination of choice and let go of the mouse button. Street View will fill the Google Map with an image of your destination.
16Check Live Traffic Info
17Plan a Trip with Public Transportation
18Using Google Maps on Mobile Phones
19Google Maps Layers
21The Virtual Walking Tour
22User Photos in Street View
23Create a Map
Users can customize and annotate Google Maps with placemarks, lines and shapes, as well as text, embed photos and videos in your map, and share your maps with others. Click on the upper left My Maps tab in Google Maps (next to Get Directions), click create a new map and follow this example.
A Place Page is a Web page for every place in the world, organizing all the relevant information about it. Just do a search for, say restaurants in an area, and click on the more info link after a restaurant listing. You’ll be whisked to a more detailed Web page with reviews, ratings and other info about the destination.
Map Maker, Map Maker, make me a map! Different from the custom map tool, Map Maker provides users tools to create and edit map features and improve the quality of maps and local information in 174 countries.