Some travelers love to have it all well organized before setting off, others prefer to improvise and let the trip define itself as they go. It doesn’t matter which of these two groups you belong to, even improvisers know it’s always better to have a map with you. Having a smartphone makes it all much easier: you get online and offline maps, plus GPS.

Google Maps is definitely one of the most popular apps for this and you’re probably familiar with it. But are you making the most of it? Probably not. Its services and possibilities go far beyond just telling you the best route to get to where you’re going. Planning junkies will love everything you can do with the app, but it also offers lots of cool features that can be practical even if you’re not into organizing your trips with much detail. This infographic put together by Expedia Canada will make you a Google Maps power user.

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