Do you want to have a much more accurate and simple navigation? This is how the GPS that tells you every turn on Google Maps works, so you get more accurate information.
One of the things that catches the attention of Google Maps with respect to other navigators is its accuracy. In applications that only have maps, the data of where there is a traffic jam or suggestions for alternative routes are not as accurate. If you want to learn more about why this is the case, here’s how the GPS that tells you every turn on Google Maps works.
The reason it can provide such accurate information is that as you navigate, Google collects information such as your GPS location or the route you take to get to your destination. This data is used to provide information to other users about details such as traffic jams or accidents at a particular point on the route.
Let’s keep in mind that there are millions of users around the world using Google’s map service. Therefore, the union of the collection of all the data gathered by those users results in quite clear information.
In the end, it’s an advantage we have in exchange for losing a bit of privacy. We gain a better service from some of the data of many users.
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Does Google Ask My Permission To Use My Data?
Something that worries many users is the possibility that Google uses our location data without asking our permission. But the reality is that this is not the case. In order to use data from your location and routes to provide information to other users, it first sends you a message asking for permission to access more information about you.
This message is arriving these days to Google Maps users on both Android and iOS. In it, we are asked for permission to access our navigation data. This is an additional permission to those we already gave at the time we started using the application. The idea is that they can access a greater amount of data, so as to improve some of the services offered by the tool, which will give us much more detailed information.
From the message itself we can access information about what Google uses the data it accesses through this permission.
What Happens If I Do Not Give Permission To Access My Browsing Data?
For fear of privacy issues, some users may not want to give Google permission to access their browsing data.
The problem is that, if you choose not to give this permission, Google will not offer you turn-by-turn information with voice feedback. The only thing you will be able to access is a static list in which you can see the steps you need to follow to get to a specific place.
As we have previously mentioned, this small concession to our privacy is the price we have to pay in exchange for having access to a navigation tool as powerful as Google Maps. Many of the navigators, both for Android and directly for the car, have a fairly high price. Google offers us this service for free in exchange for our information. If we do not want anyone to be able to collect any data about where we are at any time, we can always switch to a paid tool.