Google Maps and Pokémon GO

...Dude, I'm such a nerd

July 13, 2016

Guys. It happened. I totally nerded out. I'm scouting Ingress Maps and cross referencing with Google maps. ‪#‎PokemonGo is made by Niantic and they previously made the game Ingress. PokemonGo uses the same information from Google Maps as Ingress does, and Ingress has this cool map, I can scout a location like Santee Lakes (because I want to catch Water Pokemon) and see that a Gym or a PokeStop is right there at the Santee Lakes sign. Using Google Maps and Street View I can zoom in on the exact location and scout it ahead of time. This allows me to find areas with more PokeStops to visit as well as any potential dangers.​