- Input all your favourite restaurants into a My Map and access it on the go when you are looking for somewhere to eat "nearby".
- Import a list of free wifi locations
- Mark on your map where you are currently onto a map for later reference on your computer.
- List your favourite cafes and have corresponding "icons" to appear on your phone (as below)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Finally, one of the things on my wishlist for Google Maps has been granted. Google Maps 3.2 brings the ability to view your "My Maps" customised maps. This allows you to pre-plan a number of waypoints that you would like to get to and add the "layer" to the map on your mobile so that you can navigate to the destination.
I've tried this new Google Map for Mobile on my Nokia E63 and everything is running sweet. It is very well integrated and with the press of the button 2, you can turn on and off any layers you want.
So what are the possiblities with this?
Point your phone browser here to get the download. See a user map of free wifi locations in Australia here as an example.
Edit: For those new to the game, Google Maps does require a data connection to run. If you do not have internet access on your phone, you are probably better sticking with Nokia Maps or Ovi Maps (use search bar on right for more details) as it is known now. To download it, you will also need a data connection so connecting your phone to a free wireless connection will suffice. If you don't have free WIFI access, go to your nearest McDonalds if you are in Australia.