Why This Google Maps Feature is So Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Google Maps is one of the most useful applications that people tend to use on a regular basis due to the reason that it can help you get to where you need to go and give you a real time analysis of where you are in relation to where you are going thereby ensuring that no matter what happens you would definitely be able to make the most of the kind of location you are going to and ensure that you are on the correct route at all times.

However, Google Maps has been updating one feature in particular and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that it can be enormously helpful during the current pandemic that the entire world is going through. This is the My Maps feature, and the way that it works is that it allows you to create customized maps that pertain to your specific needs. Users as well as authorities are using this feature a lot due to its unique impact on helping people in the current crisis.
"Over the past four months, we’ve seen a surge in the number of people creating and viewing My Maps. From December 2019 to April 2020, we saw nearly a billion more My Maps creations, edits and views compared to the same time period last year, growing from 2 billion to nearly 3 billion.", announced Chris Herwig, Technical Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach in a blog post. Adding further, "With My Maps, communities have been sharing helpful, local information in rapidly changing situations—from COVID-19 testing sites and food banks to where first responders can access childcare facilities."
Creating a map that has all of the hotspots where the outbreak is severe can help you avoid those areas and therefore make it so that you can greatly reduce your chances of contracting the virus in any way, shape or form. For the most part this means that you would most certainly enable yourself to avoid crowded areas as well, and if you share your maps with other people this can help create a singular database that can be used by anyone who wants to avoid catching the virus. This is a really important feature and it is just one example of how technology can help us in our fight against one of the worst pandemics in recent history.



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