Google Maps Survey: Many Interested in Offline Maps

Google is working at updating some features for Google Maps, including the ability to access maps on the go without an internet connection. Is this a feature that interests many consumers? How many currently use Google Maps, and how many still use paper maps versus mobile mapping technology when traveling?

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Google Maps

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 25% of respondents said they often use Google Maps on their computer. 39% said they use Google Maps sometimes. 16% have done so once or twice. And just 20% of respondents said they’ve never used Google Maps.

In addition, 22% of US consumers said they’ve used Google Maps on their smartphone or mobile device. 5% said they’ve used other mobile map programs. 14% have a GPS. And 60% don’t use any mobile map technology.

Paper Maps

Alternatively, 8% of respondents said they often use paper maps while traveling. 31% said they sometimes use paper maps. And 22% have used paper maps once or twice. 39% of respondents said they never use paper maps while traveling.

Offline Maps

Since many Americans don’t have mobile map technology, many continue to use paper maps while traveling. 34% of consumers said they would definitely be interested in using a version of Google Maps that works without an internet connection. 35% of respondents said they might be interested in such a feature. And 31% said they are not interested at all.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Paper cut-out map from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on June 13 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.