Google Maps 🗺 testing new landmark-based directions, ‘turn right after Burger King’ 👍

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Some users are reporting this week that Google Maps is giving them directions based on landmarks, not streets, as first spotted by CNET.

Right now it's unclear exactly what Google is doing, but it seems to be picking out notable spots on the route (mostly fast food places) and using those to give users a more obvious visual indicator of where to turn.

It's unclear what regions this feature is available in, but one user was able to get it going in New York City.

Google reached out to Engadget to confirm that this is an ongoing test, but it didn't provide any insight on if the feature would roll out widely.

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