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Google Maps 8.1 update for Android reintroduces Terrain Mode


Google Maps for Android recently received an update and while it’s not too heavy on features, it does bring back a feature that a lot of people have missed. Version 8.1 reintroduces Terrain Mode, which lets users view a topographic layer that shows elevation changes in surrounding hills, mountains, and valleys. Absent for nearly a year, this standout feature could be useful to would-be adventurers looking to experience the great outdoors. In addition to a mountain view from Mountain View, Maps users will notice a slightly modified UI, with previews for the first available route beings added to biking and walking views. Other adjustments include font changes and some onscreen information being repositioned. If you haven’t installed the update yet, head on over to our source link below to get brought up to speed.

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