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Google Maps now supports six additional regional languages for voice navigation

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Melba Vasquez | 14 March, 2018, 13:22

According to the company, "Plus Codes' is a more consistent and simple addressing system that works not just across India, but works globally as well". Essentially, they are digital alternatives to the addresses we have physically. And, with Plus Codes in Google Maps, users will now be able to share addresses with people that aren't listed properly, or, haven't been listed at all. And we are just getting started as we continue to build features and expand our partnerships to make the Google Maps experience more comprehensive, accurate, and reliable for our users. They are unique in format, and vary across regions, localities, and use cases. "Millions of people and places in India are hard to locate - especially those in remote areas".

The Plus Codes concept divides the address into tiny "tiled areas" and assigns a unique code to each place.

This code comprises a "Six-character + City" format that can be generated, shared and searched by anyone with access to Google Maps on a smartphone.

With these features, Google intends to hit the right spot for the growth of technology in India, as Plus Codes integration in business will help them grow whereas the native voice navigation will be a boon Indians all over. This is open source and any application that uses location services API can easily integrate it.

So, how do the Plus Codes work?

It all depends on how people use it, says Suren Ruhela, Director of Google Maps' Next Billion Users. The last six characters are the local code, describing the neighborhood and the building, an area of roughly 14 x 14 meters. The map service will be offered instead of the standard pointer to use the services of Mario. If the location is within or near a town, the area code isn't needed.

Copy the Plus Code with a single tap and now you can share it.

As a result, Agra gets a Plus Code of 52GR+2V, and Taj Mahal gets a code of 7JVW52GR+2V. Users can simply search the plus code on Google or Google Maps to find the particular location.

How will Plus Code change the way we navigate? With "Add an Address' feature, Google is aiming to bring those locations on its map that have been missing till so far". Some addresses are well defined by street names and house numbers are easy to find, others can be long-winded and hard to locate.

Our objective has always been about organizing all location-related information, and making it more accessible and relevant for Indian users.

The Google Plus Codes and the Smart Address Search will make your worry of finding locations, a thing of the past! Google will add the address after verification so that it becomes searchable.

Currently, Google is in talks with the ministry of urban development to come up with codes for locating toilets on Google Maps.

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