Time travel was pure science fiction until now. Although it has always been dreamed of being able to visit other moments in history, the truth is that today that is not possible. At movies and the television This resource has been used many times, even becoming the mainstay of some intrigues, but no way has yet been found to see what an afternoon in the Middle Ages was like, for example.
However, and while the scientific community discovers how to achieve it, Google Maps offers the possibility of jumping back in time without users moving from their homes.
How to travel to the past on Google Maps
To be able to travel through time with Google Maps, you only need access the platform both on the website and on the mobile app.
Once there, you have to select the address you want to verify. Once this step is complete, drag the icon bar from google street view and project it so that the map service provides a virtual walk through the streets of the chosen destination. In a matter of seconds you can enjoy the view of the street of the city or town in question.
Keep in mind that the cars that record the cities in Google Maps usually update the big cities more frequently, so it is probably lThe app will provide a better experience if you walk through cities like Lima, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, among others.
When a particular address has been reached and want to know what it was like in the past, just click on the clock icon that will appear below the street where the user is located. Once completed, the cartographic platform will give the possibility of browse between different images taken since 2007 (depending on the city or place).
Example: If you were to go through Kennedy Park in Lima, you would have up to 18 Google Maps car hits. The first data of this place came out in 2012; at that time, there was not yet a parking lot below the place or some of the most prestigious restaurants in the capital.
There are more options to go to the big cities
Likewise, you can find other places such as the Plaza de Armas in Lima, or the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and even be able to appreciate what the most important stadiums in the world were like before a possible remodeling.
Thanks to this tool you can carry out historical visits to the main cities. Of course, you can also visit the smaller places, although there probably won’t be as many options to choose from.
As this area gets smaller, the chances of passing through time get less. However, the cars of Google They have managed to digitize practically the entire world so that you can walk anywhere without having to leave your home.
Therefore, and meanwhile for temporary routes, Google Maps gives the possibility to do it.
2 Little-Known Google Maps Features That Are More Useful Than You Thought
In order to make browsing more comfortable, here are two little-known but very useful features:
Send addresses between devices
Google’s synchronization between devices connected to the same account is always one of the strengths of this technological giant, in the case of Google Maps, users will be able to send addresses or selected places between devices.
If you are on the PC, simply select a location and click on the ‘Send to your phone’ button, with this option users will be able to select the device to which they want to send the location (this is if they have more than one device connected to the same account), in addition, these locations can also be sent to the email address or SMS of the predetermined number.
Take the route with the least fuel consumption
One of the best-known functions of Google Maps allows you to calculate a route between two places, in addition to this, the application offers several route alternatives marked with the time and distance that they will spend, additionally, some of these route options will show an icon of a green leaf, these types of routes are chosen by the application, which estimates that with this option you will spend less fuel (or watts).
Users will be able to click on it to see exactly how much fuel they will save.