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Using Google Maps

Getting Started

Google Maps can be used on your computer, tablet and smartphone, regardless of brand. It is useful as it tracks your current location and can provide you with directions and route options from your current location to your chosen destination.

Click the link to Get Started with Google Maps App

Getting Directions

You can get directions for driving, public transport, walking, or biking on Google Maps. If there are multiple routes, the best route to your destination is blue, and other routes are gray. Click the link to get Step by Step Directions on Using Google Maps to Get Directions.


Google Maps provides easy, turn-by-turn navigation to places including walking directions. Google Maps will show you directions and use real-time traffic information to find the best route to your destination.

Google Maps has a voice navigation as well as a visual guide on the app to direct you during your trip. Follow the arrow along your chosen route, which is marked by a blue line, to get to your destination.

Google Maps will provide estimated travel times for each part of your journey and estimated time of arrival at your chosen destination.

Accessible Transit Options

  1. On your computer, open "Google Maps" website or app.
  2. In the search bar, enter your destination.
  3. In the list of results, click the location you want.
  4. Click "Directions" then "Transit" (train icon).
  5. Click "Options".
  6. Under "Routes," click "Wheelchair accessible".
  7. Choose your route.

Click the link to learn more about accessibility features on Google Maps: Google Help - Accessibility in Google Maps