Google Maps

Consumer App

Google Maps

Web mapping service that provides navigation and place information

Resources

Terms

The general Google Terms of Service apply to this app.

Description

Google Maps is a Web mapping app that offers:

  • street maps
  • a route planner for traveling by foot, car, bike, or public transportation
  • an urban business locator for numerous countries.

It powers many map-based services, including:

  • Google Maps website
  • Google Ride Finder
  • Google Transit
  • Maps embedded on third-party websites via the Google Maps API.

Google Maps satellite images are not updated in real time, so they are several months or years old.

Student consent?

  • Before using this app to share student information, you may need to obtain your students’ consent as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • See Adapting the Consent and Waiver Form for Your Course (restricted to Unity account holders).

Accessibility

  • By their very nature, maps cause accessibility problems for some populations.
  • It is acceptable to use maps, but you should plan for conveying equivalent information to certain users, notably visually impaired users.

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