Google India makes address search, navigation easy on Maps

NEW DELHI: In a bid to make it easy for users to find addresses and navigate, Google India on Tuesday announced a string of updates and features on Maps and added "Voice Navigation" in six additional regional languages.

In India, it can be challenging to reach a given residential address. While some addresses are well defined by street names and house numbers that are easy to find, others can be long-winded and hard to locate. 

"Millions of people and places in India are hard to locate -- especially those in remote areas. We are deeply committed to helping find solutions to these challenges," Suren Ruhela, Director, Google Maps Next Billion Users, told reporters here.

The tech giant introduced "Plus Codes" -- an open sourced solution that represents a simple and consistent addressing system and works not only in India but globally.

The feature zeroes in on an area based on the "Plus Code" which is provided by a user.

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