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weltweit

Well-Known Member
I find it a lot harder to use the new version than the old one.
Hmm .... haven't really had enough of a play to see the new features.
On the PC it looks quite similar, not found differences on my iPhone yet.

What differences have you noticed?
 

maomao

四月她爹
I find it a lot harder to use the new version than the old one.
You can get the old one by using incognito mode in Chrome (or similar in another browser). I was extremely pissed off with it when it first installed on my home PC. I use Google Maps constantly at work and have been using it a lot at home too (house hunting) and after nearly a month of constant use I'm okay with it. Still get pissed off at the pictures that pop up at the bottom every time you change view and the fect that you can't use the scroll wheel to get from overhead to streetview but the full screen is fantastic and it's much much easier to get a route between any two mouse clicks on the map.
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
I use it on my iPhone 4s as a sat nav.

It is good up until the last half mile when it seems to get muddled and send me off in the wrong direction.

Hope they have improved on that in this upgrade.
 

Hulot

Ooh, me parts!
I'm very old and I fear change.

But the full screen is woefully compromised by sticking all that gubbins over the top of it. Another irritation - of many - is that you can no longer navigate around Street View by dragging the little pegman figure around the mini-map.
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
I'm very old and I fear change.
:)
But the full screen is woefully compromised by sticking all that gubbins over the top of it. Another irritation - of many - is that you can no longer navigate around Street View by dragging the little pegman figure around the mini-map.
But you can still move around street view by moving the thingy ..... ??
 

Hulot

Ooh, me parts!
It took me forever to find out that you click on where you want to go on the little map, rather than dragging the figure. But ultimately it's just a change for change's sake rather than something that confers any benefit to the user.
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
I think we could have a thread along the lines of Google Maps Street View images of places in the world you have visited.

So easy to get a screen grab of somewhere exotic you visited.

Perhaps include no identifying marks and people can guess where it is?

:)
 

UnderAnOpenSky

baseline neural therapy
Although it's slightly creepy when I've been googling on my desktop and it appears on my phone. Also how it know where home is and I've never told it.
 

UnderAnOpenSky

baseline neural therapy
That's the one I mean. It's just not very good.
Tbf I use a dedicated sat nav most of the time as don't like relying on having mobile data, but it's got me though busy places fine when needed.

Of all the software/devices I use navigation is the one I think has biggest scope for improvement.
 

beesonthewhatnow

going deaf for a living
Tbf I use a dedicated sat nav most of the time as don't like relying on having mobile data, but it's got me though busy places fine when needed.

Of all the software/devices I use navigation is the one I think has biggest scope for improvement.
Yeah, I've got a Garmin, a TomTom, Apple Maps and Google Navigation. Of the two dedicated units the Garmin is nicer to use and of the phone based options Apple maps is better at the core navigation, with Google still having the edge for points of interest type stuff.
 

UnderAnOpenSky

baseline neural therapy
Yeah, I've got a Garmin, a TomTom, Apple Maps and Google Navigation. Of the two dedicated units the Garmin is nicer to use and of the phone based options Apple maps is better at the core navigation, with Google still having the edge for points of interest type stuff.
It's only a small thing, but would be really use, but are any of these smart about finding things, say, fuel. If I'm on the motorway, I'm not bothered by the closest, but the closest that won't take me much of my journey.
 

chilango

Der Teufel scheißt immer auf den größten Haufen
I think we could have a thread along the lines of Google Maps Street View images of places in the world you have visited.

So easy to get a screen grab of somewhere exotic you visited.

Perhaps include no identifying marks and people can guess where it is?

:)
Go on then...:cool:
 

tar1984

write a song, i'll sing along
This is the only website I can go on at work, because I use it for my job.

I have spent so much time just pissing about on streetview. I don't even look around exotic locations that much, just aimlessly trundle around the streets near my customers houses. I quite like seeing what different neighbourhoods look like. One time I decided to have a look around Brixton because of the u75 connection and I found the albert.
 

maomao

四月她爹
This is the only website I can go on at work, because I use it for my job.

I have spent so much time just pissing about on streetview. I don't even look around exotic locations that much, just aimlessly trundle around the streets near my customers houses. I quite like seeing what different neighbourhoods look like. One time I decided to have a look around Brixton because of the u75 connection and I found the albert.
When we had an internet lockdown at work a couple of years ago, me and a friend used to have competitions to see who could find visible street prostitution in a given area.
 

tar1984

write a song, i'll sing along
When we had an internet lockdown at work a couple of years ago, me and a friend used to have competitions to see who could find visible street prostitution in a given area.
Now that sounds like a fun game. Plans for todays shift sorted.
 

fredfelt

Mostly unknown member
Shame the got rid of the Wikipedia overlay - this was a fab feature to use when exploring areas to visit.
 

Hocus Eye.

Snap, crop, scrap crap
R.I.P.
Although it's slightly creepy when I've been googling on my desktop and it appears on my phone. Also how it know where home is and I've never told it.
It knows where you home is because it uses GPS. Presumably it tells you when you are at home. Also I imagine you have synchronised your versions of Googlemaps on your phone and desktop.
 

UnderAnOpenSky

baseline neural therapy
Oh I know. It's just how well it's linked it. Not convinced it's just gps either as I don't have it always have to turned on.
 
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