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Google Maps Updated, Scale Bar and Zoom Buttons Moved From Labs Into Official Settings

Google Maps has received a minor update today in the Play Store, which includes added zoom buttons and a scale bar right onto the map itself. Also included in the update is the addition of elevation data to the “Measure” laboratory. I guess if pinch-to-zoom was frustrating you, then this update is perfect.

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  • Lol

    thank God they added zoom back, essential for one handed use

  • Tyler Chappell

    I actually found these lab features to be quite useful, glad to see them officially incorporated!

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  • stinkybutt

    who gives a sh#t about elevation?? 

    • Noyfb

      people in the mountains, truck drivers, hikers…….

    • Pete

      Might be useful when a tsunami is approaching.

      Hey, there’s a big wave coming. Where shall I run to? Hang on, I’ll just check Google Maps on my Andro…..gulp.

  • Apingaut

    A map with a scale?  Unheard of

    • Noyfb

      two weeks ago i was in chicago and was telling my friend that G maps needed a scale to determine miles while using navigation so you could anticipate turns. In chicago its easy to miss turn or get off on wrong exits on highway, an exit every 50 feet in downtown, especially when half the exits have forks in them too. Had to count the blocks to determine how close parking was to attractions, and buildings we needed to go to.

  • http://twitter.com/roshogula D C

    yikes I’m on a rooted OG droid and I can’t find the maps app in the market. when i go to the play site it says it’s incompatible with my device! has this happened to anyone else? 

  • Blood

    Anyone know how i can change the zoom buttons to landscape? The portrait ones aren’t really accurate. Everytime I try to zoom in or out it touches the map and moves.

  • cornflahkes

    The zoom buttons are very useful for one handed operation…

    • Tyler Chappell

      I am fairly certain that is the exact reason they were made, not everybody is going to have both hands free like if theyre driving for instance.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    nifty.

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  • moelsen8

    Awesome. Long overdue. Hell, I still miss the browser zoom buttons from the OGD days. Sometimes they were just really convenient.

  • snowblind64

    I like that they added elevation change to the measurement function. Definitely useful to a snowboarder like myself, too bad all the resorts in Tahoe closed a few weeks ago.