Chapter 12. Exploring Google Maps
Learn to use the Google Map Interfaces
Search for local business
Let Google Map give you driving directions
Get more visibility by adding your business
Learn how you can go farther with Google Maps
Much of the data Google Maps uses to calculate these routes comes from a geographic information system provider called Navteq. Its digital map database is used by businesses for a variety of things including fleet management and GPS navigation. Navteq was recently selected as the primary map data provider for the U.S. government.
Because Google Maps uses this satellite data to plot your route, these directions are far more useful than those you might plot using a traditional paper map. One-way streets or Do Not Enter signs are already accounted for, and this information can be updated much faster digitally and more frequently than traditional paper maps. Similarly, ...