Google Maps – now for walking

INTERNET

|
Image: By Google
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. 



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INTERNET NEWS

SA’s Tshwane city WiFi upgrades to 15mbps and reaches unprecedented penetration

The city of Tshwane, South Africa, has recently upgraded the maximum speeds on its Free WiFi network to 15mbps (megabit per second), Project Isizwe has confirmed.  Read More

IoT connected devices to top 38.5bn in 2020

New data from Juniper Research has revealed that the number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: a rise of over 285%. Read More

OPIC, Microsoft begin financing discussions with Kenya’s Mawingu Networks

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, have signed a mandate letter to begin financing discussions with Mawingu Networks, a provider of solar-powered wireless Internet across rural Kenya. Read More

African internet pioneer wins ICANN award

The Chairman of the Internet Society Ghana Chapter and Africa Internet pioneer, Prof. Nii Narku Quaynor, has been awarded the 2015 ICANN Multi-stakeholder Ethos Award. Read More

ICANN to resume evaluation of DotConnectAfrica Trust application for .AFRICA

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will resume evaluation of DotConnectAfrica Trust's (DCA's) application for the .AFRICA new generic top-level domain. Read More

Safaricom launches internet-ready commercial and residential addresses initiative

Safaricom has announced that it will be partnering with real estate developers in an initiative that will see the launch of new smart and internet ready addresses in different parts of the country. Read More

Airtel gives Kisii students free internet connectivity

Airtel has connected Kamagambo Teachers training College in Kisii County to the Internet for free.  Read More

CEOs, CIOs laud Smile for fast broadband connectivity

CEOs and CIOs of corporate organisations have commended Smile Communications for providing high speed 4G LTE broadband services in Nigeria. Read More

Ugandan developer creates directory for Kampala Service Providers

A creative Ugandan developer has created an online service provider directory that provides vital contacts for major service providers around Kampala city. Read More

SEACOM Stockholm PoP goes live

SEACOM has gone live with a new point of presence (PoP) for its IP/MPLS network in Stockholm, Sweden.  Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

Batswana dragging feet in digital migration Batswana dragging feet in digital migration

More than a month after the deadline for the digital migration from analogue television, few people have shown any pronounced enthusiasm in entering the new digital TV realm. 

IN DEPTH

As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.

COMPANY NEWS

MTN Business App of the Year submissions closed

Entries for the annual MTN Business App of the Year Awards taking place on 13 August in Johannesburg have closed, and an expert panel of judges that is adjudicating ...