Google Maps Get An Upgrade, Rolls-Out New Features

CNBC.com with Reuters
Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 2:11 PM ET
Source: Googlemaps

Google Maps will soon offer higher-quality 3-D maps in Google Earth, Google announced at an event in San Francisco Wednesday morning.

The search giant also will begin to roll-out an offline caching feature, which will allow users to download maps to their devices so that they can use them offline, the company said.

Google is trying to give people more reasons to use its maps at the same time that it's facing a potential challenge from Apple Inc.

Both The Wall Street Journal and a technology blog called 9to5 have reported that Apple will drop Google Maps as a featured application.

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