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December 23, 2009

Import Your Maps in Google City Tours

Google City Tours, the service that generates walking tours for important cities, has a new feature that lets you import custom maps. After logging to a Google Account, you can go to the importing page and select one of your maps.


The service would more useful if you could customize a tour by reordering sights and defining constraints. Other features that seems to be missing: saving tours, sharing and printing tours.

Google City Tours will probably become a feature of Google Maps that will help you find more about a city and plan your trips.

11 comments:

  1. you can't even embed this into your site?

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  2. is this available on google maps on android?

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  3. It is really a nice service by Google to those who like to travel a lot from cities to cities.

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  4. This sounds like a really cool feature to explorer your cities in different ways via these tours.

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  5. Were the default tours built by Google or did they just pick something from their users' maps? I was decidedly unimpressed by the maps of NYC, Greenwich Village, London and Stockholm. At least I know those places well enough to know the tour maps suck. If I trusted their tours of unfamiliar cities, I'd really miss a lot.
    GMAPS on a mobile should show what any GPS shows: point-of-interest in the area, by category.

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  6. This would naturally mesh well with NextStop - hopefully Google will realize the potential synergies soon.

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  7. What a great post. This is sure to cheer everyone up.

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  8. I have Gps machine, But google's map technology is very good from GPS machine's map technology.I think, GPS machines should have Google maps technology.

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  9. I really like Google City Tours, especially because my Mom is coming to visit me in LA next month and I would love her to map out all the places we can walk to from her hotel :)

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  10. this is fucking stupid. I can not add a sit, i can not save my map and add it to a document...wtf....fix your shit google and this will be awesome. Until then I give this a FAIL.

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