What is Google Plus Codes and how does it work

What is Google Plus Codes and how does it work

To use a Plus Code, users need to simply enter it into the Search field on Google or Google Maps, mobile or desktop, which will instantly show a location. The main problem that the company faces in India is with residential addresses, which do not follow a fixed format and may vary from region to region.

Google is also introducing voice navigation in six additional Indian languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. While some addresses are well defined by street names and house numbers that are easy to find, others can be long-winded and hard to locate. The features are mostly aimed at easing the efforts of the users when it comes to searching and sharing addresses.

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"The Plus Codes system is based on dividing the geographical surface of the Earth into tiny "tiled areas", attributing a unique code to each of them". According to the company, "Plus Codes' is a more consistent and simple addressing system that works not just across India, but works globally as well".

The brand has introduced plus codes, a new way find addresses and addition of voice navigation in six new Indian languages. And they don't use country codes, so they work in disputed territories.This would especially come in handy in unique situations like "communicating the venue of a temporary event, guiding emergency services to afflicted locations, and providing an identifiable location for complicated addresses", Google said. The other reality is that millions of people and places in India are hard to locate - especially those in remote areas.

Google maps will automatically generate the code for a particular address and also add the city.

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You can search the code, in maps and even in Google search, and it will pinpoint that exact location from where you took that code. After extensive research, Google is launching "Smart Address Search" to provide the best estimate of the location of an address.

So for better assistance, Google will try to piece together the searched address and try to understand it based on landmarks, and will eventually give the user a closer location to the address rather than not showing anything at all.

"Since the time we launched Navigation in Hindi three years ago, we have consistently received requests to be able to change the voice-guided navigation from English to a local language".

"It doesn't stop there - India continues to inspire us and pushes us to reimagine what Maps can do for people".

Google India has made a number of announcements to improve the overall Maps experience in India.

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