Google Maps Street View Now Exploring Hawaii Island; Live Traffic Gets 7 New Countries, Improves Coverage in 19 Existing Places

Google Maps live traffic coverage expanded to include 7 new regions in 7 new countries including: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Mexico, Peru, Romania and South Africa.Aside from these new additions, Google also improved and expanded its coverage to more roads in 19 countries and regions, where traffic data is already available."For those new, you can see […]

Google Maps live traffic coverage expanded to include 7 new regions in 7 new countries including: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Mexico, Peru, Romania and South Africa.

Aside from these new additions, Google also improved and expanded its coverage to more roads in 19 countries and regions, where traffic data is already available.

"For those new, you can see live traffic in Google Maps as well as view the typical traffic conditions in an area for a specific day and time. If you're traveling to an unfamiliar place, use typical traffic to know what streets get congested during rush hour.

The traffic data allows you to see current traffic conditions, and also gives you estimated travel times. You can check traffic conditions by visiting maps.google.com and clicking on the traffic layer in the widget on the upper right-hand side of the map."

Traffic information is also available on Google Maps for Mobile devices and Google Maps Navigation.

Google Maps Live traffic converage expands to 7 new countries

Quick Glance of Google Maps Live Traffice coverage around the world

Google Maps Street View Cars Now Exploring Hawaii Island

Google Maps Street View coverage now expanded to include Hawaii's six major islands enabling you to take a virtual vacation to paradise. You can now explore panoramic imagery of local beach parks, tropical rainforests, volcanic lava fields, oceanfront resorts and more.

Now let's do some digital exploring of island...on the romantic island of Lanai:

Also, at Google's "From the Ground to the Cloud" event at Rio+20, the company announced the next step in the evolution of SAD: SAD-EE, powered by Google Earth Engine. Starting in July, Imazon's monthly deforestation reports -- which will be generated by SAD-EE.

Google in conjunction with the Canal & River Trust, U.K., plans to map some 2,000 miles of canal towpaths to add to its services in an effort to encourage people to get out and explore the waterways of the UK.

Ed Parsons, a geospatial technologist at Google UK, said this should help people discover new parts of their local area they may never have known existed.

"Canal towpaths offer green routes through our towns and cities and by working with the Canal & River Trust we're adding towpaths to Google Maps and encouraging people to discover their local waterway," he said.