Driving & Walking directions are useful for planning for that weekend get-away or finding directions to a new restaurant. But sometimes you miss a turning, or pull over to verify that you really are on the right road, even though you have the directions. So how cool would it be if your phone could tell you when your turn-off was coming or what to do if you miss it?
That’s why we worked to improve the comprehensiveness and usefulness of Google Maps through advanced features like voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation. Many Nigerians are today using this tools to navigate their way around the country.
It includes everything you’d expect from a GPS navigation system – turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic rerouting – and more. Google Maps Navigation (Beta) requires no downloads or updates, and is accessible to any smartphone user running Android 2.2+ or iOS 5.1+.
In addition to guiding you on your journey, you also have access to information about any of the thousands of cities, towns, roads, and points of interest that have been mapped by users in Google Map Maker. In other words, whether you’re heading to Accra Stadium for a football match or Tamale for a family holiday, Google Maps Navigation has you covered. Your phone will announce upcoming directions to you as you move along your route in English or French.
Ghana Independence Square as seen on Google Earth
To get Google Maps with Navigation on your Android 2.2+ device, search for and download the newest release of ‘Google Maps’ in Google Play or install Google Maps from the Google Play store. If you use an iOS 5.1+ device, search for and download the newest release of ‘GoogleMaps’ in the App Store
Are your bags packed? Its time to hit the road.
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