Google Maps Timeline Feature

google-map-timelineNow that Google has moved Google Photos away from Google+ and has tied it into Google Drive, Google has started adding all sorts of features I plan to blog about later.

However, this feature roll-out was announced yesterday and is worth a special shout-out. (I’m a fan-boy of Google Maps.)

As described by the Google Maps blog, the “Time Line” feature on Google Maps will not only let you tie location information to a Google Map, if you use Google Photos, it will display those on the timeline and map, as well. A similar “photo-on-map” feature has been on Flickr for years. However, what makes this fascinating is the time, location and photo-file mashup. Can’t wait to see it work.

Quote from Google Map Blog:

side_menu_timelineHave you ever wanted a way to easily remember all the places you’ve been — whether it’s a museum you visited during your last vacation or that fun bar you stumbled upon a few months ago? Well, starting today, Google Maps can help. We’re gradually rolling out Your Timeline, a useful way to remember and view the places you’ve been on a given day, month or year. Your Timeline allows you to visualize your real-world routines, easily see the trips you’ve taken and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time. And if you use Google Photos, we’ll show the photos you took when viewing a specific day, to help resurface your memories.