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Google Maps is without a doubt the most used GPS app to date. We find out more about the rise of Google maps.

Just a few short years ago, navigating was far more complicated than what it is today. Investing in a GPS was so far out of reach for the average consumer, that physical maps were commonplace in the glovebox of most motorists. And stopping to ask for directions was frowned upon if you are a man. But times have changed, and quite drastically at that.

In 2005, Google released their first version of Google Maps, which was designed to help people get from point A to point B as simply and effectively as possible. A decade and a half later, Google has mapped over 220 countries and territories, with billions of photographs taken and mosaiced into their systems to help improve their user experience.

Google Maps now have over one billion active users, and is one of the most downloaded apps of all time. But, never content, they are continuously finding new ways to improve on their mapping software.

Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, CNBC, on The Rise Of Google Maps.

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