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Google Maps getting updated today, touts 1+ million public transit stops

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Google Maps getting updated today, touts 1+ million public transit stops
Google Maps is getting even more useful for those of you who rely on public transportation on your daily commute. Google has been working hard to build in reliable information for public transit systems across the world, and today Google is really showing off the work that has been done with a new update. Google starts off by mentioning that Maps now has information for over 1 million public transit stations and stops. 

Google Maps getting updated today, touts 1+ million public transit stops
The update of Google Maps for Android will bring the app to version 6.1 and focuses on those public transport stops. The big feature of the update is a refreshed UI for the public transportation stop pages. These pages have been an easy way to get info on what lines run at a certain stop and when trains or buses are expected, but the new update makes it much easier to navigate the information, and find nearby stations. 

Additionally, the update adds more options to see your personal data, including additions to the My Places tab, and more granular control in seeing the places you've visited in your location history. It also brings in a feature that have been in Google Maps proper for a while which highlights a city, neighborhood, region, or zip code when you search for it. 

The update wasn't live at the time of this writing, but it should hit the Google Play Store today. 

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posted on 15 Aug 2012, 17:12

1. CivicSi89 (Posts: 349; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)

Sweet. Maybe this will make a better app for the CTA as opposed to all the 3rd party/Text and see when it comes/faulty new bus stops that they have put in chicago. The El is fine. you can see when those come from the platform. (except the Purple Line Express. because its so sporadic) But catching a bus in chicago can be killer sometimes. haha

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 19:10 1

2. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

wish had gmaps 3d available on my Galaxy Y. IMD: In My Dream.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 19:58

3. ae4ever (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)

The play store says it's already at version 6.9.0?

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:09

4. MpowerSkills (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Feb 2011)

I love your picture.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:33

5. baldilocks (Posts: 849; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

Yeah, I am at 6.9.0. Updated on June 27, 2012.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 22:29

6. Sparhawk (Posts: 75; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)

Correction to my post (which I have removed via edit):
Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/15/google-maps-one -million-public-transit-stops/ ) shows version 6.10, not 6.1.

Version 6.10 (read six-point-ten) which would be the next version after 6.9 (six-point-nine), but that would be a stupid numbering system since 6.1 (six-point-one) is numerically equal to 6.10 (six-point-ten). Leave it to Google.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 23:58

7. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

However, it's 6.9.0 -> 6.10.0 and not 6.9 -> 6.10.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 01:08

8. rferrerca (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

I have updated to 6.10.0 and the most significant change is that it brings a new redesigned icon...

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 01:43 2

9. torr310 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

I am using Rezound. The new update caused my phone reboot twice already.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 03:34

11. btbotimtim (Posts: 258; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

same here. I thought it was because I used custom rom. however, it happens to my father's OTA ICS rom.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 16:49

10. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Nice of you to mention THE ENTIRELY NEW ICON!

LOL, you even have a PICTURE of the old icon! Come on Michael, I expect better of you!

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