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Google Maps Cheat Sheet: The Most Useful Tricks You Need to Know

Use these Google Maps tricks to optimize your trips.

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Use these Google Maps tips at home or while traveling.
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Using a navigation app like Google Maps is a must when you're traveling anywhere, near or far. Google Maps can help you avoid long commute times, traffic hazards, wrecks, tolls and other potential obstacles. 

If you're looking for extra tricks and tips to make Google Maps even more useful, we've compiled a list.

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