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Mar 07 2011

Google Maps Navigation Traffic Example (via Google Latlong)

Got an Android smartphone with Google Maps Navigation? Not only are you getting free turn by turn navigation software, but now that offering includes real time traffic – and auto routing around that traffic. Since Google offers traffic and Navigation in the Toronto area, this feature should be useful to more than a few of the local cachers here. The app will also take into account historical traffic – so it’ll know that the 410 is plugged on Monday mornings at 7:30AM for example. Of course that also means it’ll probably botch the traffic on Ontario’s new Family Day holiday too.

GPSTracklog points out on Twitter, this could also have the negative effect of creating even more situations where your GPS directs you into harm’s way.

[ Google Latlong Blog ] [ Google Mobile Announce (Twitter) ]