Going Places with Google Driving Directions

Ever find yourself looking for directions on how to get to a certain place? Don’t worry. There are various online mapping services that can help you find your way. They are designed for a specific reason of getting you where you’re planning to go.

How to Get There

One such way is to get Google driving directions. This can be found by going to Google maps web address: maps.google.com. Once you’re on the site, you have two options: to get directions or to get maps. To get these directions, click on “the Get Directions” link and enter in points A or B or your starting location/address and your destination.  You can also choose to avoid highways, avoid tolls, and to see the distance in miles or kilometers.

Availability in Different Countries

Not all of the countries can use the Google driving directions features. These features are only available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. There are also some countries wherein this mapping service is limited. However, people looking for particular road maps or areas in countries which don’t have the available driving directions feature can just click on the world map and focus in on the area/country which they’re interested in. People who live in other countries may find that the Google mapping service may even show them the top of their own houses. That’s how close the view gets. Maps can be seen in map view, satellite view, and terrain view.

Services It Offers

The Google driving directions service also gives people reverse directions or how to go back from their destination to where they started from. This feature may also integrate the use of public transportation in its calculations if the person chooses to use public transport facilities in traveling. A person can also get directions on how to walk from point A to point B. You can also enter multiple destinations in cases where they’re going on a long road trip and they want to have some stopovers along the way.  It can also show you the traffic in some particular areas.

Mobile and Email Access

Once you get the directions or a map, you can send the directions/map to your email address or cellular phone. Google also has a mobile application available for people on the go. This is a free service and is available for most cellular phone brands.