Google Maps turns 15: Here are the new features

The app has a new look and features

Google Maps turns 15 in a big way.

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The Google Maps reboot can users help book restaurants, order food, book bikes and get celebrity recommendations for certain cities.

You can map access to well-known places including the International Space Station and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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There was a time 15 years ago when you had to print out driving directions and take them with you in your car.

Google Maps changed that by allowing users with a mobile phone get turn-by-turn navigation, remember where they parked or find a new restaurant.

More than 220 countries and many buildings have been mapped in the past year than the service provided in the last decade.

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At the bottom of the app, now users will see five tabs: Explore (find things nearby), Commute (real-time info about your route), Saved (build a list of your go-to places), Contribute (share your local knowledge) and Updates (a feed of trending spots).

New capabilities for recent features are being worked on like Live View, which uses augmented reality to show you which way to walk.

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In the coming months, users will be able to see how far away and in which direction a place is with a simple tap.