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Google Maps could use more personalized data, present customized views

Zach Miners | Nov. 6, 2013
Google's increasing use of users' personal data in its services may in the future extend to Maps, where users could see more customized, individual views.

Google's efforts to incorporate more data into Maps may also complicate the service, or even take the fun out of discovering places through serendipity.

Google also floated the concept of a streamlined "napkin" version of Maps that would only give basic directions to a place — maybe just a single intersection — similar to something someone would draw out on a napkin.



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