Google Maps by Alleo

What is Google maps?

According to (Rouse. M. 2013), “Google Maps is a Web-based service that provides detailed information about geographical regions and sites around the world. In addition to conventional road maps, Google Maps offers aerial and satellite views of many places. In some cities, Google Maps offers street views comprising photographs taken from vehicles.”
How is Google map used?

Google maps is used through a variety of services which it provides as part of a larger application such as:

• A route planner
• Google maps application programming interface (API)
• Google maps for mobile
• Google street view

Using Google maps

Google has summarised what service is provided by Google maps and how to use it, in the words of Google…

“With Google Maps you can find places, get directions, explore street-level imagery, and more. Here are a few ways to get started:
• Find places by typing a location or business into the search box and clicking “Search Maps.”
• Get from A to B with driving directions, or try transit, biking, or walking directions.
• Explore places from a street-level perspective with Street View.”


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