Never get lost again with Google Maps
Assuming you have an Internet connection and can read this -- and who doesn't these days? -- then there's a strong possibility you're at least a little bit familiar with Google Maps. Maybe you use it to look up driving directions before heading to a concert at the other end of the state, or fire it up to find a gas station when the needle creeps uncomfortably close to E. But did you know you can use Google Maps for suggestions on what to do when you're in a new area? Or zoom in or out with one hand?
Google Maps is constantly changing (for the better), with new and enhanced features being added at an almost breakneck pace. It's pretty mature at this point, but if all you're doing is typing in directions, you're missing out on just how slick this piece of software is.
The good news is, you've come to the right place.
We've put together a gallery of 10 gnarly tips and tricks that will level up your Google Maps-fu to Guru status
. Let's get started!
Use Google Maps Offline
Whether you're about to smash through your wireless plan's data ceiling or plan on visiting a place where there's no reception, using Google Maps offline is an essential skill. It's also easy to save a map for offline use -- just look up your destination as you normally would while online, then type "Ok Maps" into the search bar. This will give you the option of saving your map for offline viewing.