Google Maps will now let you pay for public transportation and parking through its app

Google Maps will now let you pay for public transportation and parking through its app

Google Maps is adding a couple of new useful features: the ability to pay for parking or buy a train ticket right from the app. Google Maps is integrating two mobile parking payment services into its app, Passport and ParkMobile.

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Google Maps will show wildfire boundaries in near real time

Google Maps will show wildfire boundaries in near real time

Type in the name of an ongoing wildfire into Google search, and the site will now bring up a map featuring a near-real-time boundary of the fire. Google revealed the feature today, which was piloted in California last year and will now be available across the US.

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Storm Surge Maps Will Warn Coastal Residents of Potential Deadly Floods

Storm Surge Maps Will Warn Coastal Residents of Potential Deadly Floods
The National Hurricane Center is stepping up its warnings about storm surge and will start publishing maps this summer that show where tropical storms are likely to cause flooding along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
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Storm Surge Maps Will Warn Coastal Residents of Potential Deadly Floods

Storm Surge Maps Will Warn Coastal Residents of Potential Deadly Floods
The National Hurricane Center is stepping up its warnings about storm surge and will start publishing maps this summer that show where tropical storms are likely to cause flooding along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
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Waze updates its maps with COVID-19-related information

Waze updates its maps with COVID-19-related information
Most people don’t do a lot of driving these days because of shelter-in-place orders, according to Waze. But the team behind the Google-owned navigation app knows that having access to certain details like road closure can be extremely helpful for those who need to venture out of their homes.
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Google will display virtual healthcare options in Search and Maps

Google will display virtual healthcare options in Search and Maps
In addition, Google will surface more details about virtual health services when you search for terms like “urgent care.” You might, for instance, see a list of virtual health options along with the out-of-pocket cost for those with high deductibles or no health insurance.
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Apple Maps prioritizes grocery, food delivery and medical searches

Apple Maps prioritizes grocery, food delivery and medical searches
To help users more easily find food and medical services during the coronavirus pandemic, Apple updated its Maps app, reprioritizing the searchable categories by placing grocery stores, restaurants that are providing delivery, and medical services at the top.
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Google Maps puts restaurant takeout and delivery options front and center now that eating out is off the menu

Google Maps puts restaurant takeout and delivery options front and center now that eating out is off the menu
Google has tweaked its Maps app to highlight restaurants that are offering takeout and delivery options during the COVID-19 pandemic, 9to5Google reports. When you open the Maps app, you’ll now find shortcuts on the home screen, and you can tap them to find relevant restaurants close to you.
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Apple’s redesigned maps are now available for all US users

Apple announced today that redesigned maps in its official Maps app have now rolled out to all users in the US. The company first announced plans to redesign its maps in June 2018, and the redesign was effectively complete and first began rolling out in full to parts of southeastern US last month.

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