Google Maps is the go-to application for billions of users who want to find the fastest routes for their desired destinations. Traveling had been put to a halt during the Covid-19 pandemic; however, lockdowns have been eased in many parts of the world, but safety and precautionary measures are still the top priority of everyone. Amongst all, safer traveling is one of the main concerns; the company launched new features in the Google Maps app for safer and secure traveling.
Features including live busyness, Covid-19 checkpoints, and alerts in transit are there to guide the users throughout were introduced earlier, and now, Covid-19 layers have also been released. The Covid-19 layers will show important real-time information regarding Covid-19 cases in different areas so that you can make decisions accordingly.
You can easily access the Covid-19 layer on Google Maps by tapping the “Covid-19 Info” option on the top right of your screen. The map will show an average of seven days per 100,000 people for the specific area you are looking at. A particular color code has been set to distinguish between the number and severity of cases in different areas.
Sources like Wikipedia, Johns Hopkins, and the New York Times are responsible for providing authentic data to feature in Covid-19 layers in Google Maps. Since Covid-19 has not yet ended, tech giants like Google are extremely concerned about their user’s safety and hence provided them with the features to make traveling highly convenient and less worrying. The new update of the Covid-19 layer has already started to roll out on Android and iOS devices all over the world.