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My new idea for Google Maps

So the other day, I was lying in bed thinking about how long it would take my friend and I to drive to Florida or Massachusets, and then I dreamed up an amazing feature/idea for it.

I think that it’d be really cool if, when you request directions on Google Maps, that when you mouseover part of the route, rather than saying:

Drag To Change Route
Drag To Change Route

My idea is that it would instead display pertinent trip information. Such as:

  • Distance Traveled
  • ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)
  • Popular cities would show up with relevant links, such as finding hotels, rest stops, whatever.
  • So many more possibilities.

Here’s a really crude example:

Pertinent Information
Pertinent Information

I’m surprised this functionality does not already exist, but I felt innovative thinking of it.

TLDR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) Summary: On google maps, when you mouse over a route (When getting directions), the mouse over would pop up with your ETA for the point where your mouse is located.

Let me know your thoughts!