Google's Walking Map Gives True Step-By-Step Directions

Tweak to popular feature shows pedestrian-friendly routes
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2008 3:45 PM CDT
Google's Walking Map Gives True Step-By-Step Directions
The screenshot on the left shows old-fashioned driving directions. The right-hand shot shows walking directions, which ignore the one-way streets.

(Newser) – Google unveiled a new feature to its Maps site yesterday, Wired reports: walking directions. Users can now plot true step-by-step directions, taking into account one-way streets and a growing database of pedestrian pathways. The walking option will appear for distances less than 6.2 miles. (Read more Google Maps stories.)

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