Google City Tours updated: Be your own tourguide
City Tours was launched in mid-2009 and uses Google’s database of landmarks and attractions to create tour itineraries for cities. Until now the service allowed you to enter a city name and return a map featuring a route taking you around all the most popular sites.
The service smartly takes into account opening times and dates for attractions so that it doesn’t guide you to places it thins are closed. You could customise the map by adding extra attractions, but the whole project felt very much unready for mainstream use.
Google’s Zurich-based team has now announced a number of updates that make City Tours much more useful.
- Show complete walking directions.
- Import a My Map as a tour
- user interface improvements
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