Google Maps knows about accurate traffic

September 18, 2017

With the advancement in digital technology, maps are no more a paper-based thing but it becoming an app-based platform but nothing comes close to precision like Google Maps.

Google map is one of the leading web based mapping platforms which is used by millions of people to get access to satellite imagery, 360 panoramic view, real-time traffic updates. So if you are a Google map user then one must have experienced the advantages it offers compared to another mapping platform.

How Google Maps gets its remarkably accurate real-time traffic data?

Google map was created to allow users to search any location on earth with much ease sheer expansion of an idea that people can anytime search or find a route a place with the help of pc, laptop or Smartphone. It allows users to search, create or allow navigation on both desktop and smart devices as well as real-time traffic updates.

Google usually gets traffic data from two sources

  • Sensors ( installed by the government or some private companies)
  • Users mobile

Do you use Google Maps? But you are unaware of the one hidden feature of Google Maps. Most of the users do feel puzzled from where they get their traffic data for any location in real time?

Recently Google says that “The traffic data comes from a wide range of sources, including government departments, private sectors, and many other sources.” Google Maps obtain this data from the below sources: 

Live Feed Data:  user can enable the Google Maps with my location, then phone sends anonymous bits of data back to Google describing how fast a user is moving. Then they combine the speed with the speed of other people phone on the road as well as thousands of phones moving around the city at any given time. They can get a pretty good picture of live traffic conditions.

Historical Data: Google team use various historical data of traffic of user within a route to figure out what will be the actual time taken by an individual when another person tries to travel with distance.

If one wants to know much about the traffic data or faces any issue regarding real-time data updates then one could get Google support from the certified professionals. They will provide better assistance on your every kind of queries. This support can easily obtain by making a voice call which is accessible at 24/7 hours across the globe.



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