Thursday, June 05, 2014

Google Maps Lets You Explore 12 World Cup Stadiums

With the 2014 World Cup set to kickoff in just a few short days, Google has added an update to Google Maps and street view allowing football (aka soccer) fanatics the chance to  explore the sights and culture of this year’s football tournament from the comforts of home.

Starting today you can explore all 12 stadiums and the iconic painted streets, one of Brazil’s tournament traditions, in Street View—a digital legacy of the 2014 games for years to come. In addition to the stadiums and painted streets, images from hundreds of sites across Brazil, including Iguaçu National Park and St. Michael of the Missions, are also now available on Google Maps. If what you see in Brazil whets your appetite, you can also explore new Latin American imagery in Peru, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

For those of you lucky enough to have tickets to the amazing festivities Google reminds you not to forget to pack Google Maps for mobile.

  • Transit: With Google Maps transit available in all 12 host cities, Brazilians and visitors alike can rest assured they can make it to the stadium and other destinations routing the best path by bus or train.
  • Indoor Maps: Make your way through more than 100 venues across Brazil, including airports, shopping malls and, yes, tournament stadiums with Indoor Maps.
  • Turn-by-turn navigation: Zip through Brazil from Point A to Point B with Google Maps for mobile, giving you the most accurate traffic info, including real-time incident reports from Waze, and voice-guided directions.

Source: Google Lat Long Blog

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