A team of nature-loving South Africans, in partnership with Google Street View and South African Tourism, have released a large collection of 360-degree imagery of the country’s wildest areas.
Google users can now take a virtual trip on British Airways’ ultra-exclusive business class-only service, with just the click of a mouse. The airline has teamed up with London City Airport, home to British Airways’ double-daily service to New York, to create the first airport airside tour on Google Street View.
Google has revealed the latest update to its Maps service, collaborating with hundreds of transit authorities around the world to make a comprehensive resource for millions of riders to find out which bus, train, subway or tram can take them to their next destination. Today, Google Maps has public transportation schedules for more than one million transit stops worldwide, in nearly 500 cities including New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney.
The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) and DDB Canada (the CTC’s agency of record) today unveiled an innovative approach to online advertising: the result of a collaboration with Google Maps and Street View that virtually transports travelers onto real Canadian city streets with the simple click of a mouse.
Google Maps has started experimenting with a new feature, allowing internet users to view specific prices for selected hotel listings. Speaking on the LatLong Blog, the search giant said their products were often one of the first stops travellers make to find and compare hotels.
This is a definite advantage over the expensive iPhone apps. It’s unlikely to show up there, I guess but maybe some inexpensive competitive product.
Google has enhanced the functionality of Google Maps with an exciting new tool – Place Pages for Google Maps. Each Place Page has all the relevant information – photos, videos, reviews, related websites, popular attractions, maps, directions, etc. – listed on one single page.