Plus Codes in Google Maps could fix erratic Indian addresses

Google Maps brings Plus codes to India, adds voice navigation in six new Indian languages

Google India on Tuesday announced new updates and features on Google Maps such as voice navigation in six regional languages and Plus Codes which will make finding addresses and navigating easy for people. Will it cover all the unnamed addresses and reach a precise location? Along with it, Google has also introduced voice navigation support in six additional Indian languages that include Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. While some addresses are well-defined by street names and house numbers that are easy to find, others can be long-winded and hard to locate. Accordingly, he hinted of Google Maps' new features coming towards users in the future. Anybody can then use this sequence to find the location on Google Maps. Ruhela told ET these codes have the potential of replacing people entering long addresses during online shopping or food ordering, and that Google will explore these partnerships later on.

This system works by dividing the geographical surface of Earth into tiny tiled areas that each have a unique code - called Plus Code. The tech giant introduced "Plus Codes" which is an open sourced solution representing a simple and consistent addressing system and works not only in India but globally.

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If Google Maps doesn't understand the address precisely, it will try to use all the pieces of information in the address and provide options of landmarks and points of interest that the user can best identify with. In addition to this, a majority of addresses are hard to locate, especially those of people living in remote locations.

Plus Codes is as Open Source solution that has been developed by the engineers over at Google. This code comprises of 6 characters along with the name of the city; "6-character + City" format. They're created to work offline and can be incorporated into other products and platforms for free. This feature enables you to contribute to the Maps experience from the Maps. "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", the company said in a statement. This feature allows you to submit new or missing addresses in the locality, and Google will ensure that the address is searchable in due course after verification. The Smart Search Address doesn't give you the exact address but uses AI prowess to recognise the nearby landmark to a specific location a user is searching for. According to the company, it is an innovative approach to provide the best estimate of the location of an address. The service is already supported with the language Hindi, introduced three years ago.

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