Within Google Maps, you have access to tools that make it easier to plan your route. You can find cheap gas on your way,
measure the distance between two points, and even check the weather conditions for your drive.
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There are different tools you can add to your map that may help you plan your vacation a little better. Click on my maps and then browse the directory. Here you find a distance measurement tool so you can measure the distance between locations on your map, weather channel interactive layers, which allows you to view current conditions on various points of interest on your map and even a gas tool to show you current gas prices along your route. Just click on almost everyone you want to add to your maps.
Now, let's check out those three. Now, when I go back to my cross country map I’ll see the weather all along my route. And you can click on a certain weather icon and should to view hour by hour or even a 10-day forecast. To see gas prices along my route, I’ll just zoom in to get a closer city view. And then all this pins pop up which are places where I can get gas, click on one and you’ll see the gas price, the address, the gas station features like whether or not they have a store in their hours and you'll see when this information was last updated.
In order to use a distance measurement tool just click other location on your map. And then another and you’ll see the total distance in miles. You can then click on another point and see more, if at anytime you wish to remove this item from view and then just unchecked the box of your map settings. Thanks for watching and don’t miss the next episode into planning your road trip with Google map series.