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Google Maps: Redesigned, printing directions with more maps and street view

Google has officially rolled out redesigned Google Maps, with the new look, you can do all of the same things, but without the extra clutter, and emphasizes the powerful search box that can be used for finding businesses, locating addresses and even for directions. You might also notice the map is a tad bigger, and that it’s easier to get full screen maps.

If you want hard copy, it’s now easier to print exactly the information you want: text directions, maps for any step, and – for the first time – Street View images.

Printing Directions with More Maps and Street View: Google can display a map or street view imagery for every step or only for some of the steps. You can turn on a full-size overview map for your entire route and specific maps for each step. Chances are, however, that you don’t need that much detail for every single step, so hover directly over each step to turn that map on or off. 

You can turn on all available Street View images by selecting the “Street View” option at the top of the page. Or, you can hover over any step to see if Street View is available for that particular location, then click the “Street View” link to turn on the image for that step. If you want more control over the final print-out, simply grab and pan the image to reveal other landmarks – your Street View image will be printed at the viewing angle of your choice.

Google suggests to “save trees and go green” by downloading the mobile Google Maps application and using it to get driving directions, explained Google LatLong blog.

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