Google Maps added walking directions

In the world of Garmin, TomTom, and everything else GPS, this is a real innovation in my point of view: Google Maps has added walking directions (beta) to their directions by car. I don’t have a car and use public transportation, bike or walk everywhere — and oftentimes tried to figure out how to get to specific places by the means I have available – without thinking about one way directions, etc.  I really think, that this is an innovation – have to love Google for this!

Here is a screenshot of a “test walk” around Harvard Square – it shows the directions without going around all the one way streets around Harvard Square (A+):


About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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