Google introduced driving directions on Google Maps for many African countries in 2010, but now it is unveiling walking directions.
“Not everyone drives or always needs to drive, so today we’re bringing walking directions for 44 African countries,” announced GIS Specialist Jacqueline Rajuai and Google Business Product Manager Jarda Bengl on the official Google Lat Long blog.
Walking directions are currently in beta, so Google strongly recommends caution, but walking directions are also editable. Any corrections can occur through the community-mapping tool Google Map Maker.
“We are always grateful to our active African online cartographers who have helped make our African maps what they are today,” Rajuai and Bengl added.
Google said walking directions are also available on Google Maps for Mobile.
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