Check this Google Maps' feature before stepping out in Pandemic

Google Maps will help you identify the crowded areas before stepping out of your home. It will provide the users with data to let them know how crowded a station usually is and how busy it is now. 

Check this Google Maps' feature before stepping out in Pandemic
new feature on google map for corona

Check this Google Maps' feature before stepping out in Pandemic

Keeping Social distance is new normal. Coronavirus has changed the ways we communicate. Avoiding crowded places is important to save ourselves and our family from the infection. Although, there are several maps and apps available to inform about the nearby corona cases and healthcare centers. But now you can also prevent yourself from coming in contact with a crowd. Google Maps will help you identify the crowded areas before stepping out of your home.

A new update from Google Maps will guide and save you from landing into areas where a crowd has gathered. It will provide the users with data to let them know how crowded a station usually is and how busy it is now. 

The public directions you are looking for may have been affected by the virus. You can avoid it using relevant alerts from Google Maps through local transit agencies. The users get driving alerts and notifications for Coronavirus checkpoints and restrictions from this feature.

It uses the anonymized data from the Location History of the users.  

Crowdedness predictions from Google

Last year, this feature was introduced to Google Maps for the convenience of using public transport. This alert uses the knowledge of past behavior of trains and buses at different time range. Millions of riders have participated and shared the information that can be used by others. 

If someone is visiting a Covid-19 center, Google Maps will even send a reminder regarding the documents they should carry.

How to use the feature

The update will be available for both iOS and Android. The user needs to have an updated device so they can receive this upcoming update from Google. You will get a real-time update about the crowd at the place where you are planning to visit. 

Follow these simple steps to get information about crowdedness. To start with, open Google Maps and enter your destination. Look for transit details and scroll down to find crowdedness predictions. You can also add your views in the app.

For information and live details about the crowd in a station, find the station in the Google Maps and click on it to see the Busyness data and the departure board.

The feature will help in predicting where there is low traffic time and safe to travel. This facility will be available from the next several weeks. It is an innovative way to control the crowd and promote social distancing.

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