Google Maps has added a new feature to help people during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It now shows food and night shelters in 30 Indian cities. Read more to find about How To Use Google Maps To Locate Food and Night Shelters
Google has announced a new feature to help people during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Google Maps now show food and night shelters in 30 Indian cities.
The new feature is aimed to help the migrant workers. The search engine giant has collaborated with state and central government authorities to add the locations of relief centers.
“As the COVID-19 situation develops, we are making a concerted effort to build solutions that help people during these times of need,” said Anal Ghosh, Senior Programme Manager, Google India.
“Highlighting the locations of food and night shelters on Google Maps is a step to make this information easily available to the users in need, and ensure they can avail the food and shelter services being provided by the government authorities,” he added.
Google is encouraging users to spread the word about the new feature and help those in need. Let us show you how it works:
How To Use Google Maps To Locate Food and Night Shelters In Easy Steps
- Simply search for ‘Food shelters in …city name…’ or ‘Night shelters in …city name…’ on Google Assistant or Maps
- That’ sit
The new feature will soon be available in Hindi. It will also be expanded to more cities.
Google claims that it is trying to it even easier to access this feature. Quick-access shortcuts will appear beneath the search bar on the Google Maps app.
Google Maps is also offering location data to help public health officials spot increase or decrease of movement across high-level categories of places.
“With the help of volunteers, NGOs, and traffic authorities, we hope to convey this important information to the affected people, many of whom may not have access to a smartphone or mobile device during this time,” Anal Ghosh added.
Google is essentially helping public health officials to keep an eye on the retail stores, groceries, pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential areas with their COVID-19 community mobility.
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