Google Maps - Transit & Food

App review by Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Sublime navigation tool with cool extras.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 8+

My teen son found his way home!

My teen son is new to this town, and the bus driver from his school dropped him off at the wrong bus stop. My son found his way home with Google maps! I had gotten a flat tire. This is why I told him to ride the bus home; thank God for Google maps! I'm literally in tears right now because I'm happy he made it home safely and with the shortest route! Thank you so much!
age 18+

Inaccurate location difficult to change

Google Maps has had my location 1 to 2 miles off my actual address for years and I have tried a number of times to use really terrible directions to change this and none of the fixes have ever worked. They still don't. Just wasted my time - a lot. My mailing address location is shown by Google Maps and earth to be near a business down the road with a different very divergent mailing address. The difference in numbers when google maps shows them next to each other in a rural area makes the google mistake even more obvious. New UPS and FedEx drivers don't know where to deliver packages without asking someone. It should be much easier than this.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Social Studies: cultural understanding, exploration, geography, global awareness, Math: measurement
  • Skills: Self-Direction: achieving goals, goal-setting, initiative, personal growth, Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, asking questions, collecting data, part-whole relationships, Tech Skills: using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: December 17, 2012
  • Category: Navigation
  • Publisher: Google
  • Version: varies with device
  • Minimum software requirements: varies with device
  • Last updated: March 14, 2019

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