Google Introduces Plus Codes Aiming to Improve Address Search in India

Here’s how to use Plus codes on Google Maps

Well, I don't know about other features, but I'm looking forward to using the Plus Codes in Google Maps and I hope third-party apps like Ola incorporate this feature soon as it will make it easier for me to navigate the driver to pick-up location in one go.

A Plus Code comprises of 6 alphanumeric characters followed by the name of the city.

Secondly, Google introduced a 'Add an Address' feature, which is a step aimed at facilitating accurate and easy searching on Maps.

To use a "Plus Code", users need to simply enter it into the Search field on Google or Google Maps, mobile or desktop, which will instantly show a location.

Plus Codes can be used for a wide variety of reasons including communicating the venue of a temporary event, guiding emergency services to afflicted locations, and providing an identifiable location for complicated addresses. At the bottom, you will notice an address or a plus code. We are pretty sure users will come with different use cases once they start using Plus Codes more.

Plus codes work in places that haven't been mapped. Each Plus code represents a unique geographical location, says Google.

Oil edges up on news of US-North Korea meeting
Despite these increases, Brent and WTI are on course for weekly declines of nearly 1% and 1.7%, respectively. Brent crude futures were at $65.38 per barrel, down 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their previous close.

The search giant also made it simpler to search long and complicated addresses in India with "Smart Address Search".

Where to find Plus Codes for your address. Once Google verifies the address, it will become searchable. So, this might create confusion for some. Once this code, the Plus Code, is generated, you can share it with anyone to help that person find the address easily.

Having said that, apart from introducing Plus Codes on Google Maps in India, Google has also introduced 'Add an Address' feature that lets users add missing addresses to the Maps. And yes, users do get Local Guides points for each valid submission on the platform.

"Understanding addresses, especially in the Indian context (being so unique and varied, ) has always been a relentless pursuit for Google".

In India, it can be challenging to reach a given residential address. The new feature uses machine learning to shorten addresses and offer an alternate smart address for convenient search and navigation with Maps and Search. This is an innovative approach to providing the best estimate of the location of an address: "when people aren't aware of an exact address, they just don't give up but try to refer other information such as a nearby landmark, business or a locality to get closer to the final destination".

Google is also adding voice navigation search in India in six additional languages - Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam - on the Android app.

Related:

  • Thomson Reuters Will Track Bitcoin Market Chatter To Assist Traders

    Thomson Reuters Will Track Bitcoin Market Chatter To Assist Traders

    The MarketPsych Indices aims to provide sentiment analysis on the top crypto-assets to determine the confidence of the market. Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store.

    Aim to eradicate tuberculosis from India by 2025: Prime Minister Modi

    He further said that front-line TB physicians and workers can make a major contribution in this direction. PM Modi said, "We have not been successful in curbing Tuberculosis yet".
    'Zoya Factor' actors Sonam Kapoor, Dulquer Salmaan reveal release date

    'Zoya Factor' actors Sonam Kapoor, Dulquer Salmaan reveal release date

    Ealier, Sonam Kapoor had bought the rights for " The Zoya Factor " and Chauhan's another novel, "Battle for Bittora". Sonam Kapoor shared the details of her new film - The Zoya Factor - on Tuesday morning and we can't keep calm.
  • Top Republican slams Trump tariff move

    Louisiana, for example, is a huge importing state and relies on steel and aluminum imports for its gas industries. Dan Nowicki is The Arizona Republic's national political reporter.
    Favreau to write new 'Star Wars' series

    Favreau to write new 'Star Wars' series

    He is now in production on Disney's highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King , set for release in 2019. A release date for the untitled " Star Wars " live-action series has not been announced.
    Baaghi 2 song Lo Safar: Tiger Shroff pines for Disha Patani

    Baaghi 2 song Lo Safar: Tiger Shroff pines for Disha Patani

    Patani appears in the song, looking her lovely self, chasing Shroff's character like a dream, literally. The song gives a glimpse of how the college sweethearts are madly in love and decide to get married.
  • Jesse Eisenberg says no Lex Luthor scenes were cut from 'Justice League'

    Jesse Eisenberg says no Lex Luthor scenes were cut from 'Justice League'

    However, plans for Justice League 2 have now been put on hold since Justice League underwhelmed at the Box Office. Do you hope to see him again in a future movie? He did add though that "but I don't know what their slate is".

    Delpha Capital Management LLC Invests $158000 in Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX)

    Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 9,391 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,123,117.28. Silvercrest Asset Gru Lc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) for 81,185 shares.
    Amitabh Bacchan falls ill while shooting in Jodhpur

    Amitabh Bacchan falls ill while shooting in Jodhpur

    The film is high of action and thrill, demanding the actors to work hard on their physical and mental fitness. "It's been rough. Bachchan is shooting for the upcoming Yash Raj Films production, which also stars Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif alongside him.
  • Govt introduces Fugitive Economic offenders Bill in Lok Sabha

    Govt introduces Fugitive Economic offenders Bill in Lok Sabha

    The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 will be applicable for all offences where the monetary value exceeds Rs100 crore. The existing civil and criminal provisions in law are inadequate to deal with the severity of the problem, it said.

    Analyst Forecast Changes: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)

    Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt holds 1.54 million shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. 55,346 were accumulated by Cibc World Mkts. Finally, Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of Cabot Oil & Gas in a research report on Monday, December 11th.
    Tokyo stocks close higher as softer yen lifts exporters

    Tokyo stocks close higher as softer yen lifts exporters

    The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 354.83 points, or 1.65 percent, to end at 21,824.03, after gaining 101.13 points on Friday. US stocks are set for a solid opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures headed for gains of 0.2 percent.

Comments

Latest news

Kagiso Rabada rips through Australia again as South Africa level series
Warner accepted a Level 2 offence and was fined 75% of his match fee by the ICC over the incident, but avoided a one-Test ban. I never tried to appeal that one because I knew that I did it.

Jefferies Group Analysts Give Noble (NE) a $5.00 Price Target
Corecommodity Limited Liability reported 36,946 shares or 0.99% of all its holdings. 150,100 are held by Comerica Fincl Bank. Camber Capital Management Llc sold 1.50 million shares as the company's stock declined 8.05% while stock markets rallied.

Nicer weather expected this week
Low temperatures should be in the 20s through much of the week, with Thursday night's low potentially being 34 degrees. The warmer weather will be accompanied by clearing skies, but the sunny break isn't expected to last long.

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Stock Price Hits 52-Week High Today
Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 2,085 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $193,508.85. American International Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Herbalife during the 4th quarter worth about $103,000.

Dwyane Wade donates $200k to 'March for Our Lives'
Also on Sunday, students from American Heritage School organized a rally for change in Sunrise. His son was one of the 17 people killed in the shooting on February 14.

Southampton next manager odds: The favourites to replace sacked boss Mauricio Pellegrino
Saints hope to have a new manager in place before facing Wigan on Sunday for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals. Pellegrino was hired on a three-year deal in June of 2017 after Claude Puel was let go at the club.

Ivan Rakitic: 'I'd welcome Neymar return to Barcelona'
United welcome Sevilla to Manchester following a goalless draw in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie. The Neymar issue is more important than ever and a major source of vexation for Doha, being their prized player.

The Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (SC) Shares Sold by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans
On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Buy". (NYSE:OI) rating on Thursday, June 15. The stock of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) rating on Tuesday, July 26. 12,669 are owned by Telemus Cap Ltd.

Japan's Kono, S. Korea envoy agree to keep pressure on N. Korea
We have accepted their invitation on the three promises that they made, and were going to move forward in this process", she said. North Korea is a dictatorship and an impoverished country, crippled by a failed economic system and harsh global sanctions .

(APC) Position Cut by Quinn Opportunity Partners LLC
The stock of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) has "Underweight" rating given on Monday, November 20 by Barclays Capital. The California-based California State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0.1% in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC).

Flake Introduces Bill to Nullify Trump Tariffs
President Trump stumped Saturday night for GOP congressional candidate Rick Saccone, who is running in a special election Tuesday. He said it's tough to make the case that the Republican Party is still the party of free trade.

Dannielle Wyatt to use Virat Kohli's bat during England tour of India
Wyatt wants to make a mark in the T20I Tri-Series and for that she has a special bat which she will be using for the first time. Wyatt had also congratulated Kohli when the latter tied the knot with Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in December 2017.

Aditya Narayan arrested after hitting auto rickshaw with Mercedes, released on bail
Twitter is definitely not happy. "My name is not Aditya Narayan if I don't get your underwear removed", he had yelled in video . Two people, an autorickshaw driver and a woman passenger travelling in the auto, were allegedly injured by Aditya's vehicle .

DJ Jeffries Is Coming To Kentucky
He picked the Cats over Alabama and Mississippi State and is Calipari's first commitment in the 2019 recruiting class. Jeffries was also offered a scholarship by Kansas, Texas A&M and Memphis , among others.

Wade Baldwin signed; Damian Lillard wins Player of the Week
In the Eastern Conference, guard #Demar Derozan of the Toronto Raptors was named Player of the Week for the second straight week. Lillard averaged 34.7 points per game over that stretch, shooting almost 47% from the field and 56.3% from 3-point range.

Other news