The Google Maps official Lat Long blog just had a slew of new feature announcements. The highlight was reserved for students who will be joining new freshman classes around the world. Even before crossing the threshold, they can see what their universities look like as Street View adds new panoramic imagery of nearly 150 campuses around the world.
World-renowned inclusions to the growing list of universities are UCLA in the U.S., Pembroke College in the U.K., McGill University in Canada and Sophia University in Japan. Follow the previous link and check out for yourself if your college is a Street View University Partner. The panoramic virtual tours should help students and parents alike to familiarize themselves with the spread out grounds of the institutes.
In other significant updates, VP of Google Maps and Earth Brian McClendon had a major announcement for India too.
First, we’re expanding Google Maps Navigation (Beta) with voice guided, turn-by-turn directions in thousands of towns across India. Navigation is one of the most frequently requested features in this region and can be especially helpful when driving in densely populated cities like Delhi or Bangalore. We’re also adding live traffic conditions for major roads with estimated travel times to help you save time and to reduce stress on the road.
Local cyclists in New Zealand can now get biking directions in Google Maps and also add their own bike trails on Map Maker. As the Google Blog says so aptly – Here’s to many new adventures.
Source: Google Lat Long