The latest update to the Windows 10 Maps app is now available for all Windows 10 users, and includes features such as improvements to guided navigation and detailed cards, as well as the addition of multiple searches in a single map view.
Turn-by-turn instructions are now optimized for easy glancing, including phone landscape mode. It’s also easier to use the Windows Maps app on your phone with one hand with navigation newly positioned at the bottom. Guided transit experience now provides notifications for your stops. And also Cortana is there for help.
Here is what Kushal Kapoor, the Product Marketing Manager for the Windows Maps team has to say:
With this update, we continue to deliver on our promise of a maps experience that goes far beyond directions to help you discover the world around you. Of course, none of this would be possible without our Windows Insiders who continue to help shape our features with their feedback – thank you and please keep it coming!
More offline maps support: We know offline capabilities are important to you, especially for on-the-go scenarios. In addition to the offline routing and search support we offer today, all your saved favorite places are now available offline. While planning, save the places you want to visit to your list of favorites and we will make sure, no matter where you are, that you can get to your destination regardless of connectivity. Worried you won’t remember to download the offline map before your trip? Cortana will make this easy for you by automatically reminding you to download the offline map before you take off on vacation
If you are still using a Windows Phone 8.1 device, the HERE maps will continue to work, but will no longer be updated. Microsoft says:
For the latest on maps and navigation scenarios, we recommend upgrading to Windows 10 wherein the Windows Maps app will be your default mapping experience and will prompt you to migrate your phone HERE favorites upon your first visit to the favorites menu.
Get the new Updated Maps from the Store below.