Microsoft updates Windows 10 Maps app with improved search

Microsoft has updated Windows 10 Maps app with new features and improvements. One of the important features added to this app is the multiple search functionality that lets you view several searches on a single map view at the same time.

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Users can now see search results for hotels and restaurants in the same area . You can also view multiple searches and directions at the same time layered on top of each other or use tabs to switch between views. Navigation is now positioned at the top on desktop (instead of the side) and at the bottom on phone (instead of the top) as a direct result of how people use the Maps app differently on different types of devices.

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Key features of the Windows 10 Maps app

  • Labels have been added for search results directly on the map instead of referencing numbers on the search list. You can now see the name of each place directly on the map
  • Improved algorithm to offer nearby and better markets search results
  • You can now minimize search results, directions, and location info to enjoy more of the map.
  • Added search to 3D cities so you no longer have to scroll to find the city you’re looking for.
  • Favorites are now available offline so you can truly enjoy your offline maps and take advantage of all the places you have saved. You can also add notes to your favorites to keep track of things you want to remember about that place.
  • When Cortana is enabled, you will receive turn-by-turn directions in Cortana’s voice, currently supported for English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Simplified Chinese (China), French (France), Italian (Italy), German (Germany) and Spanish (Spain).
  • Easier for you to follow your public transit route and know when it’s time to get off the bus with updated turn-by-turn instructions.
  • Improvements to the UI of turn-by-turn instructions to improve glanceability and the layout in landscape mode.

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The update to Windows 10 Maps will be available to Windows Insiders first and there is no word on when it will be available for regular users. Earlier this week, HERE Maps announced that it is taking down support for its app from the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile.

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