Off the Beaten Path
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I set mine up initially in 2013, so I can go back and look at my travels by months or years over the past 11 years. Google Maps Timeline closely estimates routes and places visited based on location history. You can edit it and delete your history in Timeline. You can make changes if anything needs to be corrected. Your Timeline is private, based on your google log-in. Only you can see it on your mobile, computer, or smart devices. Even if you pause Location History or delete location data on your smart device, google maps timeline may still track you if your Web and App Activity setting is on and if your photos/camera app settings are location on. It is in miles in the USA but can be kilometers in other parts of the world. It calculates how far you traveled and if you drove, walked, biked, used public transportation, etc. Here are the steps to open google maps.
You may also turn it off if you do not want your smart devices tracking your every move.
In 2022, I stayed mainly in the Southeast part of the USA. Thanks, COVID. I still managed to visit 41 new cities from when I started in 2013. I ate at many new restaurants and shopped new stores, 389 to be exact. If I want to remember a restaurant I ate at back on my Savannah trip, all I have to do is go to my timeline. I hit explore and click on the red dots until I find that restaurant. It is a very useful tool for me.