Public transportation information is especially useful when it's in the palm of your hand. Google Maps' public transportation schedules now covers "more than one million transit stops worldwide," in nearly 500 cities including New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney.
The version 6.10 of Google Maps for Android app released today makes this transit information even more useful with added changes to the Transit Lines layer, that "now let you select a specific mode of public transportation (train, bus, tram or subway) to display on the mobile map, hiding the other modes," informs Google.
In the picture below, Left: Mobile map with all modes of public transit shown; Right: Transit Lines layer in Subway mode:
Also updated today is the layout of station pages. Open it by tapping on the name of the station on your mobile map.
In addition, Google also updated region highlighting, My Places and Location History displays in Google Maps for Android:
- "Now, whenever you search for a city or postal code, the borders of that region are highlighted.
- Under My Places you'll notice we've added new tabs, which will help you access all your information from a single place; from your saved maps for use offline to your starred places and Custom Maps created on your desktop.
- If you enable Location History, you'll be able to browse the places you've been on a daily basis with an updated Location History dashboard," explains Christopher Van Der Westhuizen, Software Engineer, Google Maps.
Get the latest version of Google Maps for Android from the Google Play.