Google Maps update removes one feature, replaces it with two useful new ones – Express.co.uk

Just when you thought Google Maps couldn’t get any better, up pops imagery specialist DigitalGlobe with the first aerial picture from its recently launched WorldView-4 satellite. Snapped from 617 kilometers (383 miles) above Earth at the end of last month, the pin-sharp picture shows Tokyo’s Yoyogi National Gymnasium, a venue that played a part in the 1964 Olympics and which is set to see more action in the 2020 Games.

Key Takeaways:

  • Interestingly, the new software removes the Travel Times and Transit widgets Google added to Google Maps last month.
  • It’s a handy way to check the state of the road in your location without the need to login to your Apple device and launch the Google Maps app.
  • Results will be plotted along your current route, where they can then be added to the ongoing turn-by-turn navigation.

“The widget, which can be accessed by either swiping left on the Lock Screen or the Home Page of your iOS 10 device, displays a small map showing traffic congestion close to your current location.”