These Indian languages are Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telegu.
The problem with Google's new Plus code service is that some addresses in a locality may share the same codes. Maps in India has supported Plus codes for some months now, and these will now be reflected in addresses and businesses as well. They are unique in format, and vary across regions, localities, and use cases. 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. In addition to this, a majority of addresses are hard to locate, especially those of people living in remote locations. To that end, the company has developed a number of optimized services, with the latest being a "simple and consistent addressing system that works across India and globally".More news: PM Narendra Modi says India aims to eradicate Tuberculosis by 2025
"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".
Google Maps users in India, the search giant has introduced three new features for you in its navigation app. The brand has enabled support to Plus codes which is a new way to find addresses and has also introduced six new Indian languages for voice navigation using the app.More news: Eagles to sign Pro Bowl DT Haloti Ngata
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 company said in a statement that the Codes can be used for a wide variety of reasons including communicating the venue of a temporary event, guiding emergency services to afflicted locations, and providing an identifiable location for complicated addresses. Accordingly, he hinted of Google Maps' new features coming towards users in the future. Google will add the new address after due verification and will also notify the user of the same as a token of gratitude. Moreover, users will also get Local Guides points for each valid submission,"said Google in the release".
Other benefits pointed out by Google state that "Plus Codes" is free of any licensing codes, that they will work regardless of whether user is online or offline, that the system independent of borders - ensuring that it works in "disputed territories", that they can be printed as a grid on paper and finally, that it's not limited to the internet or digital devices.More news: WINTON GROUP Ltd Purchases 15978 Shares of Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW)
The company is aiming to improve the address search in the country by organising the location-related information while making it more accessible and relevant. The innovative approach provides the best estimate of the location of an address, when people aren't aware of an exact address. This doesn't give you the exact address but uses AI prowess to recognise the nearby landmark to a specific location a user is searching for. It will try to refer other information and piece them together to provide options of landmarks and points of interest that the user can best identify with - exactly like a person would have done by asking people on the way to a destination.