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45 Surprising Maps That Show The US In A Unique Way

Admit it, once Google Earth was rolled out, you absolutely took a disproportionate amount of time checking out all the localities and areas on it to see if you can find something nostalgic, cool, or flat-out bizarre. And then Google Street View appeared and it was a game changer. Needless to say, you like maps. We’re all nerds like that.And, well, there’s more to maps than just that. Check out these interesting takes on the US as seen from a top-down perspective, but instead of seeing vast landscapes and the occasional…

Lightning maps show where 36.8 million strikes sizzle the US each year

Do you live in a lightning hotspot? A new set of maps shows just where all that discharged electricity makes contact with the ground across the United States each year. Tip: If you're worried about getting hit, you might want to skip Florida.That's because, according to the maps, Florida is the United States' hotspot for lightning strikes. In fact, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area alone had more than 120,000 lightning strokes in 2023.The maps were created by Chris Vagasky, a meteorologist from the University of…

Google Maps Glanceable directions rolling out now; Know the new benefits

Google Maps has seen several new features being launched over the past few months, making it one of the best navigation apps out there. Now, the company is rolling out the most awaited feature announced in early 2023 - Google Maps glanceable directions. This was first discussed in February last year, but Google did not make the feature public to the users till now. Google The update is rolling out on Android and iOS devices and it will make your navigation experience easier and more immersive.Google Maps' glanceable…

Google Maps introduces live ETA on lock screen for seamless navigation; know the details

Google Maps continues to evolve, introducing innovative features to enhance the navigation experience for users worldwide. Among its latest additions is the "Glanceable directions" feature, designed to provide users with turn-by-turn directions and real-time ETA directly on their lock screen.Google Maps Glanceable Directions: What is it?Introduced in February, Glanceable directions offer users convenient access to essential navigation information without the need to unlock their phones. This feature displays real-time…

Google Maps’ new ‘glanceable directions’ feature means safer driving with less battery drain

Artie Beaty/ZDNETIf you use Google Maps for navigation, a new feature will not only make your driving safer, it'll make your phone's battery last longer. Also: The best rugged phones: Expert testedStarting today, Maps users on both Androidgain access to glanceable directions (or turn-by-turn navigation), updated ETA, and the next turn, right from their phone's lock screen. The feature works for driving, walking, and cycling.Not only does this make your navigation more distraction-free, but it also cuts down on

Where does lightning strike? New maps pinpoint 36.8 million yearly ground strike points in unprecedented detail

Frequency of lightning ground strikes per year, averaged over six years, shows the most activity along the Gulf Coast. Credit: Vagasky, et al, 2024 It's been a warm day, maybe even a little humid, and the tall clouds in the distance remind you of cauliflower. You hear a sharp crack, like the sound of a batter hitting a home run, or a low rumble reminiscent of a truck driving down the highway. A distant thunderstorm, alive with…

Google Maps just got way more useful as glanceable directions come to iPhone Lock Screens everywhere

After announcing that it was bringing glanceable directions to its Maps app more than a year ago, Google has finally started to make good on its promise. The feature, which is starting to roll out to people with seemingly no geographic restrictions, allows people to see their travel directions on the iPhone's Lock Screen for the first time.Google announced its Maps glanceable directions feature back in February of 2023 and then things went suspiciously quiet. There was no sign of the feature in the Google Maps app on…

Google Maps Glanceable navigation rolls out to Android and iPhone

Google announced about a year ago that Google Maps would get a Glanceable navigation feature on Android and iPhone that will put navigation right on the lock screen. I said at the time this would change the way I use Google Maps, especially when using navigation for walking or public transit. It took Google a while, but it finally brought Glanceable navigation to Google Maps. It’s available on Android and iPhone, and I can confirm I have it running right now in Europe. On a personal note, I wish this feature…

How to save money on tolls and highways using Google Maps?

Are you planning a road trip and looking to cut costs on tolls while avoiding traffic-heavy highways? You need not search beyond the Google Maps application. With just a few taps, you can set up Google Maps to guide you around tolls and highways, ensuring a smoother and more budget-friendly drive.Steps to Avoid Tolls and Highways with Google MapsEnter Your Start and End Points: Begin by inputting your starting location and destination into the Google Maps app.Access Settings: On iPhone, tap the three-dot menu located in…