City Tours was launched in Google Labs six months ago, enabling travelers to create detailed trip routes for anywhere across the globe. Yesterday, Google announced some upgrades to the City Tours platform. Among them are tweaks to the user interface so it looks more like traditional Google Maps, the ability to import My Maps, and the incorporation of complete walking directions. Previously City Tours just estimated the travel time between point A and point B and didn’t take into account the form of travel. Google was also quick to point out in a blog post that City Tours will remain in Google Labs for the time being, but it signifies the company’s intent to infringe on the travel planning industry.
Dec 29 at 1:01am by admin