In a latest update, Google has included the location history feature to its maps services for all Android based devices.
With the use of this feature, users can mark locations as their point of interest and can also calculate the amount of time spent at various places.
The new location history feature makes use of the Latitude check in feature to calculate the amount of time spent by a user at a particular tagged location or even an untagged one.
Users can tag regularly visited locations, such as their home and office and even other points of interest, in the application to see and calculate how much time is being spent by them at those places.
Users can also enable the history for PC from the application setting.
The sharing of places and tagged locations is an optional feature and it will be visible to others only if the user wants so. The new maps also feature the ‘check in’ feature which automatically tags the users with a location once they check in to that place.
Also included in the update is the Google hotspot feature which allows users to find and share new places of interest with people in their network and beyond. Users can also leave short reviews or experience about a particular place for others to read.
To experience this, users need to update their Google maps by simply going to the android marketplace.