New feature slated for Google Maps

By J. Carlton Collins, CPA

Have you ever started using Google Maps's driving (or walking) directions, only to find you immediately started going the wrong way? Google has announced that the next version of the Google Maps app will enable you to aim your smartphone camera out your windshield, so the map's new Street View recognition technology can identify which direction your automobile needs to turn to immediately put you on the correct course as you start to follow Google's directions.


About the author

J. Carlton Collins (carlton@asaresearch.com) is a technology consultant, a conference presenter, and a JofA contributing editor.

Submit a question

Do you have technology questions for this column? Or, after reading an answer, do you have a better solution? Send them to jofatech@aicpa.org. We regret being unable to individually answer all submitted questions.

SPONSORED REPORT

Solving the lease accounting challenge

The challenges of the new lease accounting standard have been pervasive to say the least. In this free, independently-written report, you'll learn effective adoption strategies as well as resources for easing the transition to the new standard.

FEATURE

Tackling TCJA changes this tax season

Return preparers must be ready for how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has modified many common features of individual and business returns.