Google Maps – now for walking

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Google Maps – now for walking

Google Africa has announced that its Google Maps now extend to directions for walking in many African countries too.

Google announced its Google Maps driving directions in African countries in 2010. It has now added walking directions for 44 African countries.

Google says that to get walking directions, start by doing one of the following:

  • Click Get directions, enter a starting and ending location and click Get Directions.
  • In the search field, enter a  from-to statement (example: from Nyayo House to Anniversary Towers) and click Search Maps.
  • Click "Directions" in an info window that pops up for a business or location
  • Right-click on the map to get directions to that location

Google notes that walking directions are currently in beta, and the routes may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian crossings. 

Walking directions are editable, so if anything is amiss, users can correct it with the community mapping tool, Google Map Maker. 



Joseph Elionai - Oct. 15, 2012, 9:31 p.m.

Please let me know what GPS can i purchase to use in South Sudan.

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