A lot of interesting updates have been pushed towards Google’s Maps app, allowing it to hold the 1st position in user preferences.
The offline navigation module was introduced some time ago, which allows partially downloading a map within your phone’s memory, then use it without an active internet connection.
Now, Google Maps took a step forward introducing intermediate waypoints, a long awaited option. Basically, what it does is it allows the user to create a route throughout multiple locations on its way to the final destination. Most used Android apps are already offering this ability, thus it was about time for Maps to do the same. Thankfully, it’s completely free.
How to use midpoint destinations?
Choose your desired destination from the Google Maps menu, and the app will compute the route towards the location. Press the Options icon on the top right corner and select “Add a station” from the drop-down menu.
Now you can add one or more intermediary points following the steps above. This way, you will create a route with starting point A, point B, point C and destination D, for example.
You can also change the order of intermediary points by dragging it higher or lower on the lit. The route will then be automatically configured according to how you’ve positioned your points. It’s highly intuitive and useful.
We’re still waiting to see an offline Google Maps version for long distance routing – that would probably be the icing of the cake.