Speak Your Destination: Google Maps Adds Voice

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Today Google discussed an expansion of its Google Voice feature, giving users the ability to speak in order to find destinations via Google Maps.

The announcement was made on Google’s Lat Long Blog, a blog from the Google team in charge of Google Maps and Google Earth.

Portion of the blog post states, “Using voice search can make it easier to find hard-to-spell places (like Poughkeepsie or Liechtenstein) or simply get directions without typing (for example, say “Directions from Los Angeles to San Francisco”).”

The feature is available if you’re using Google Chrome.

Google Voice has already been out for quite some time on Google’s general search engine. For more information, visit: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2011/08/search-google-maps-out-loud.html

 

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