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When it comes to maps, Google is hard to beat. The Google Maps app for Android is a complete app that keeps getting a number of upgrades. This makes it one of the best map apps available for Android. Recently, Google Maps for Android received a “Latitude” and “Places” upgrade. These minor adjustments have made an already great map even better.

If you have an Android phone, consider downloading Google Maps. Google is constantly keeping map app users happy with upgrades, and small adjustments done right create an app that you don’t want to miss out on. Here are some of the things you can look forward to with Google Maps this week.

Photo Upload

You can now upload a photo or two to Google Maps. Why would you want to do this? Say, for example, that you’ve just eaten at the best restaurant in New York City. You can map this spot on your Google map, and you can upload photos of the place. When you want to head back to your destination, it’s easy to see where you are going, and to remember what a great meal you had by looking at the Google Map photos.

Other users can also take a peek at the photos that you’ve uploaded. This is a very convenient service when it comes to helping other choose a certain destination. You can also look through other Google Map user photos to find photos of a restaurant or other location. These photos may then help you decide whether or not you want to visit a place.

Descriptive Terms

The Descriptive Terms feature is one of the coolest Google Maps features to date. This feature allows you to search for a place (say a cupcake store), and then read the terms associated with that place. Someone may add, for example, that a store has the best chocolate cupcakes in the world.

Or, you may find that you can’t miss out on the lavender cupcakes. Descriptive Terms search is a lot like having your own personal concierge. If a place should be avoided, you’ll know right away. If a place looks like it’s something you can’t miss, there’s no need to miss it. Google has made communicating with other Google Map app users simple thanks to this nice new feature.

Add a Location

Google is great at listing all kinds of locations on Google Maps. But, sometimes the search giant misses a few things. If you’re looking for a new store or happen upon a new spot that can’t be found when you conduct a basic search, you can add that location to Google Maps. Type in the address, information, add some pics, and the location you found will be added to the app right away.

This is a great way to let other people know about new businesses. Really, Google has thought of it all when it comes to the Google Maps for Android app. Even though Google has many other projects happening at the moment, the company hasn’t lost touch with one of the services that made Google so popular in the first place.