Google upgrades Hong Kong maps to include ferries, parksBy Asian Correspondent Aug 29, 2013 3:48PM UTC
Whether you feel like a leisurely stroll or you need to catch a ferry across Victoria Harbour, Google Maps latest ‘Ground Truth’ upgrade promises to help get visitors and residents in Hong Kong to where they’re going more quickly and more easily.
The new initiative, which is being introduced to Google Maps for Hong Kong and parts of Russia, allows Google to “update a country’s map at a faster pace to provide you with an up-to-date map that mirrors the real world as closely as possible. Ground Truth also makes it possible for you to contribute your local knowledge to the map,” according to the blurb.
So what new map features can Hong Kongers look forward to? Pedestrians and walkers will be pleased to know that Google Maps now include detailed walking paths in many parks and landmarks around the city.
Those who use Hong Kong’s impressive ferry system, or would like to, can now benefit from clearly marked “ferry routes as well as nearby points of interests and transportation options”.
To learn more about Ground Truth, check out this presentation:
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