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Google Maps uses landmarks to provide natural-sounding directions

From Engadget - April 16, 2018

Most navigation apps give you instructions based on streets or distance.But that's not really how humans provide directions -- they will usually point to landmarks that are much easier to spot than a tiny street sign.And Google, apparently, knows this.Users are reporting that Google Maps has started offering directions based on local landmarks.Instead of "turn right at Main Street," it will tell you to "turn right after Burger King."

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