New Delhi: Google on Thursday introduced a brand new India-first characteristic on Maps the place customers can entry their present location to seek out the Plus Codes handle for his or her dwelling. Plus Codes are free, open-sourced, digital addresses that present easy and correct addresses for anyplace on Earth, together with for locations that do not have correct formal addresses. Google Sued for Deceptive Collection of Location Data on Android Devices.
“We piloted this characteristic in India a month in the past, and are thrilled to share that over 300,000 customers in India have already discovered their dwelling’s handle utilizing Plus Codes. We’re wanting ahead to increasing to extra varieties of locations,” Amanda Bishop, Product Supervisor, Google Maps stated in a press release.
Since its launch in 2018, Plus Codes have been adopted at scale by NGOs in India and governments because it serves the addressing wants of thousands and thousands of individuals. As a substitute of road and locality names, Plus Codes are based mostly on latitude and longitude and are displayed as a brief sequence of numbers and letters, offering accuracy proper as much as the doorstep, the model claims.
When saving a ‘Residence’ location on Google Maps, customers in India will see a brand new ‘Use your present location’ that makes use of their cellphone’s location to generate a Plus Code (if the placement precision meets minimal thresholds,) which they will then use as their Residence handle.
There may be additionally a brand new part on the prime of the “Saved” tab to make it simpler to retrieve, copy, and share these dwelling addresses. The characteristic is at the moment accessible on Android solely, with iOS to observe quickly.
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