Google Maps Offline

google maps offlineGoogle to make Maps available offline.

Everyone knows Google Maps can take you on a virtual trip around the world. But for those globetrotters out there seeing the world with their own eyes, it can get just a little frustrating when there’s no cellular coverage or local WiFi to connect to. Sometimes you want to locate a place of interest or a restaurant to take in the local cuisine. So what are you to do?

Well, Google has announced a solution to the problem. Toward the end of the year, Google will make their Maps search and navigation features accessible offline. So now you will be able to find the “Amazing Bats of Bracken Cave” or find that “Life Changing Restaurant“, even when you have no data coverage or WiFi connection available.

“This was influenced by a number of scenarios where access to maps would be useful,” said the spokesperson in an email to the The Huffington Post. “Some examples might include when someone is in a coverage dead-spot in their town or city — for instance a parking garage. Or if someone is traveling to another country and they don’t have a local data plan.”

“Our goal is to make traveling and exploring new places easier for people,” the spokesperson continued. “Access to Maps while offline will allow people to make last-minute decisions or search for places of interest on the spot without having to pre-plan the day.”

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