Google Maps South Africa launches today. The day your Web AddiCT has been waiting for for a while. Time to drop that Nokia Navigator and get a Google Android mobile phone.
What is Google Maps?
Google Maps is a Google service offering powerful, user-friendly mapping technology and local business information-including business locations, contact information, and driving directions.
It’s also the most popular online mapping site in the world.
New detailed maps of many South African cities and towns, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and East London, are now accessible on Google Maps through any web browser or via Google Maps for Mobile on data enabled handsets.
Now you will be able to find proper directions from any location currently mapped by Google. Enter an address and let Google Maps plot the location and/or driving directions for you. Plan a trip by adding multiple destinations to your route, and click and drag the route to customize it. Use the “+” sign to expand or collapse the step-by-step directions in the left panel, or click individually on the steps to see a magnified map view. To reorder your trip, drag and drop your destinations in the left panel. You can also choose to avoid highways by checking the box in the upper left-hand corner.
I’d also expect to see Google Local search results appearing on Google.co.za not only Google.com.
To access Google Maps go to maps.google.co.za. Just in time for the FIFA World Cup in 2010.