Google Maps has made it even easier for you to find areas of interest. Instead of having to search for coffee shops and restaurants, for instance, you can see them instantly displayed on the map. All you have to do is click on them to begin engaging with them and to find out more. New information cards
display more about a business, giving you reviews and ratings. You can quickly find out how to get to its destination and you can also save it for later. If you want to see more, you can go straight to Street View
or see photographs, and these will help you to build up a picture. Sometimes, people take photos of food and drink too, which can be very useful.
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1: Go into the Map view
Ensure you are in the Map view as opposed to Satellite and you will see loads of icons dotted around the surrounding streets showing restaurants, coffee shops, bars and so much more.
2: Instant analysis of a service
Click on any one of these icons and a small pop-up box will appear. It will tell you the name of the place together with a rating, price indicator and reviews, if there are any.
3: Discover even more
If you want to find out even more, then simply double-click on the icon and a larger box will appear. This will give you a Street View option and there may also be some photos.
4: Get directions to building
If you tap Directions in the pop-up window, you can input where you are travelling from. Maps will then seek the easiest route for you to follow and display it on the map.
5: Save a favourite location
You can also save the location if you wish to flag it up for later. All you have to do is click on the Save icon within the pop-up window. The star will change colour to yellow.
6: Read lots of reviews
By clicking on the review link, a new window will open and you will be taken to Google+. This will show you any reviews that have been written. You can upload your own images here too.