Google Adds Walking Maps
The new walking route guide maps are now live for iPhone and Android handsets in Japan
Google added “Walking route guide” function to map service “Google map” that this company offered on the tenth. This function can be used from a part of the Android terminal, iPhone, cellular phone.
Up to now, “Route and transfer guide” function of the Google map has newly corresponded to “On foot” route though was possible the retrieval of the route using “Car” and “Train and airplane”. When a walking route is selected, a route advanced in the pavement, the crosswalk, and the pedestrian bridge, etc. is displayed.
The retrieval of a walking route can be used from a part of the Android terminal, iPhone besides the PC site, cellular phone. The correspondence terminal at the time of that begins to be served is Android terminal (docomo HT-03A), iPhone, and NTT DoCoMo It is STYLE?PRIME?SMART?PRO series (A part of machine kind is excluded), and the usage is different respectively.
The retrieval result is done in the tap by the Google map, “The route is retrieved” is selected when HT-03A is used, and “Route” is selected pushing the selection or “Menu” key. After it updates it, it uses it when “The update can be used” is notified.
After retrieving the route by the Google map, the tap does a walking icon for iPhone. It is possible to use it by “Transfer guide of the Google map” that operates on Safari a browser.