Save Home and Work Locations in Google Maps; Street View in Baltic Nations of Estonia and Latvia Launches; 2012 Model Your Town Competition Winners Announced

Estonia, the Baltic nation boasts one of the world's highest broadband penetration rates and is a pioneering in promoting e-government and online freedom - today, gets the Google Maps Street View feature. Take a look at the square of Riga Dom Cathedral, which is one of favourite places both for locals and city guests to […]

Estonia, the Baltic nation boasts one of the world's highest broadband penetration rates and is a pioneering in promoting e-government and online freedom - today, gets the Google Maps Street View feature.

Take a look at the square of Riga Dom Cathedral, which is one of favourite places both for locals and city guests to relax in an outdoor cafe, listen to live music and experience a true atmosphere of medieval old town.

And, here is the bridge over river Gauja in Sigulda.

Also, Starting today, with Google Maps, you'll also be able to save your home and work locations in Maps when signed in with your Google account.

"For example, in a new country where blocks, not streets, are labeled and addresses use a different formatting system, finding home was a feat in and of itself. By saving these locations that are common to you in My Places, you'll be able to access these addresses by simply typing "home" or "work" when searching or getting directions in Google Maps. Using these keywords will create a drop-down suggestion with the address you've set so that you no longer have to type the full address into the search box," explained Erika Yamasaki, Associate Product Manager Intern.

"To set your home and work locations, you'll need to sign in with your Google Account. Once logged in, click the My Places tab in Google Maps and save your home and work locations. From the My Places panel, you can also edit or delete your saved locations by clicking the drop-down to the right of the home or work icons," Yamasaki adds.

Save Home and Work Locations in Google MapsSave Home, Work Location in Google Maps

Home, Work Locations in Google Maps

By saving your home and work locations in My Places, you'll also see special icons to easily identify these locations on the map.

Fianlly, Google has announced the winners of the 2012 Google Model Your Town Competition.

The winning team includes: Josetxo Perez Fernandez, 36, is a professional who works in computer administration; and Pedro Domecq Aguirre, 45, is a programmer, 3D data specialist and network administrator.

2012 Google Model Your Town Competition Winner 3D Coastline of Getaria

Want to see how they won? Take a look at Team Getaria's collection in the 3D Warehouse, pop over to our winners' page, and watch this video to see their astounding work: