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Google map services skill - which kind of questions should it handle?


#1

I am dooing some work on a google maps skill, and got the initial work done.

Now I can ask traveltime questions like
“hey mycroft, how long from Lergravsvej 14 to Lyngbyvej 2”
and he will answer
“it takes 20 mins from lergravsvej to lyngbyvej 2 by driving”

But what kind of questions would one like to ask ?
The skill uses these services from google

  • Directions API
  • Distance Matrix API
  • Elevation API
  • Geocoding API
  • Geolocation API
  • Places API
  • Roads API
  • Time Zone API

So questions like direction, traveltime, disance, and stuf like that.

Please comment and write what kind of questions I should make this skill handle


#2

“what’s the traffic between here and work?” is a common one.


#3

I guess it’s easier to think of what I would ask the map reader!
Where is the nearest petrol station / macdonalds etc
How long till we get there
How much further
Don’t use toll roads (useful in UK esp. Birmingham & London)
Is there a faster way (slowed traffic)
TAFN :slight_smile:


#4

How about “send this trip to my phone”? That way you can plan your trip with Mycroft, look at the options and then use the navigation on your phone


#5

“Where are we?” or “Where am I?”. Sometimes you just don’t know at what street you are and can’t find a street sign.

“How far is it back home?”

“How do I get home?” (public transport)