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Google Maps has a new function: it warns users of the air quality of any area

Google Maps has a new function: it warns users of the air quality of any area
Google Maps now allows you to know the quality of the air.  (photo: The computer group)
Google Maps now allows you to know the quality of the air. (photo: The computer group)

The new option in Google Maps has to do 100% with the health of human beings. It is about the possibility of meeting on the map cWhat is the air quality of a specific location.

So when you see the color green everything goes perfectwhile the color red reflects that things they are not positive and it is best to limit going out to the street as much as possible.

Said information is delivered with always updated data (you can even see when they were published).

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As always, activating the layer on the map is simple: you have to click on the button on the right side of the screen (the one under the ‘Grocery’ option or the ‘Shopping’ option). The different layers present in Google Maps will appear. Here you just have to select ‘Air Quality’ either ‘Air quality’ and ready.

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New Google Maps option lets you know the level of pollution in the air.  (photo: Google)
New Google Maps option lets you know the level of pollution in the air. (photo: Google)

The feature is not yet active in all countries

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This is because some regions where the app is present they do not have an air quality verification service that can be used to obtain this information.

In the case of Peru and other countries of Latin AmericaFor example, users will notice that the new information visualization tool is not functional, but the option is already available in the application. This is because The final steps are being taken to make everything work.

The truth is that it is a great step forward because it is possible to know the state of the air where one lives either by pollution or by the levels of allergens in the environment. This way you can decide whether or not you want to exercise outdoors; and if it will be done, to know if it is practical to wear a mask to avoid long-term health problems.

New Google Maps option lets you know the level of pollution in the air, but it is not yet working in most Latin American countries.  (photo: iPhone/Jose Arana)
New Google Maps option lets you know the level of pollution in the air, but it is not yet working in most Latin American countries. (photo: iPhone/Jose Arana)

Two Google Maps tricks to plan routes on the cell phone

1. How to configure driving and public transport options in Google Maps

The first thing to do when planning a trip is to customize the driving options. When a route is calculated, it is necessary to click ‘Options’. there you can avoid tolls, highways and/or ferries.

If you use public transport, you can find these options in the filters ‘all vehicles’ Y ‘Best Routes’. There you can choose the preferred means of transportation and if you want less transportation, walk less, among others.

Google Maps.  (photo: Passion Motor)
Google Maps. (photo: Passion Motor)

2. Find out if there is parking available in the destination area

If a user is going to an unknown city or district and wants to avoid driving half an hour to park the car with Google Maps, they can search for the option ‘Difficulty parking’.

The route map can display messages about the typical difficulty of parking at the destination.

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