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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

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  1. David Cassidy
    September 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I am looking for an alphabetical listing of countries/cities with googlemap streetview ..is there one?

  2. Craig Snyder
    September 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    That's really cool, Google Maps continues to push. Could be an interesting new way to get familiar with such a huge campus if you're a freshman.

    • Saikat Basu
      September 9, 2012 at 6:05 am

      Or just dream and wish that you could/should have put in some more hardwork and got in there :)

  3. Ahmed Khalil
    September 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    i can not find any university from USA
    and universities from japan are so much

  4. Mike Mammel
    September 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I was pleasantly surprised at how many are outside of the U.S. Im interested to see what these other Universities look like.

    • Saikat Basu
      September 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Japan has a surprisingly large number of colleges on the list in case you noticed.

  5. Shakirah Faleh Lai
    September 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Hope the updates available in my country too.

  6. Tanguy Djokovic
    September 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    doesn't university have their own "university view" or whatever it's called?

    • Saikat Basu
      September 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      They might...but do they have 360 degree virtual tours online? :)

  7. Benjamin Trotter
    September 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I could have used this in google to plan out a walking route to classes that kept on moving locations around campus.

    • Saikat Basu
      September 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      If you are in college, you still can :) Or just go online and see if your college has changed at all.

    • Roomy Naqvy
      December 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      :):) That's rather unique-- to use Google to find locations in real life, on a campus where you studied or work.

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