Google updates tourist maps


Google updates tourist maps
Never stop a local for directions again!
If you plan on taking in the tourist sights from parts of Europe, Asia and Africa, you may be pleased to hear that Google has updated its maps to make them more detailed, accurate and comprehensive. Google has launched updated maps of Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lesotho, Macau, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore and Vatican City to help you “find and discover places that are meaningful to you no matter where you are.”

Google has also broken down how some of these maps and updates are more accurate. Ireland’s maps now have excellent coverage of National Heritage Areas, as well as more detailed coastlines and bodies of water. The map of Venice was used to highlight how the update has added more accurate names and locations for major points of interest, such as airports, universities and public squares. St. Mark’s Square now features accurately aligned canals, 3D buildings and detailed labels of other sites to discover. Of course, some holidays are not complete without a little bit of additional travel, so Google has added better and more clearly labelled ferry routes in many places, and showcased this with the example of the area surrounding Naples, Italy.

If you run into any problems, you can use the “Report a problem” tool in each of these countries with a description of any corrections to be made. We assume this only applies to the map functionality rather than any issues related to hotels, dodgy dinners or delayed flights though.

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