Google Maps for Android gets public transport filtering update

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google-maps-aug-2012.pngGoogle have updated their leading Maps app for Android, now allowing users to pick one mode of public transport to be displayed onscreen rather than several at once.

Brining Google Maps for Android up to version 6.10, you can pick from train, bus underground or tram information, rather than being offered a mess of routes as was previously the case when travelling through big cities.

Other improvements include for info-packed station pages with departure times and distances to nearby stations, as well as showing the borders of a region you’re searching within.

“Since 2005, we’ve collaborated with hundreds of transit authorities around the world to make a comprehensive resource for millions of riders to find out which bus, train, subway or tram can take them to their next destination,” reads a posting on the Google blog.

“Whether you’re looking for schedule and fare information, directions by public transit or nearby stations, Google Maps puts comprehensive, accurate and useful transit information at your fingertips.”

Google now also have now over one million transit stops mapped in over 500 cities worldwide.

We’ll keep yo posted as to wether or not this update is rolling out to versions on other platforms.

Gerald Lynch
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