Mother Nature is calling, beckoning everyone near and far to get outside this summer

Thankfully, whether you're venturing to new places or spending an afternoon at home in your garden, you can now use the Google Maps app

This will allow people to "make more informed decisions about whether it's safe to go on a hike or other outdoor adventures"

Want to track your neighborhood's air quality using Google Maps? Follow these steps: 1. Begin by launching Google Maps on your device

2. Select the button in the bottom right area of your screen to mark your location. (You can also type in your location in the search bar.)

3. Press the layers button in the top right area of your screen (under the search bar) to pull up the menu

4. Tap "Air Quality" in the map information. 5. Google Maps will show the index and feature the latest details on the air quality in your area

That data is available right on the Google Maps app—which helps you and your family make choices about any outdoor activities