Google Map which was unveiled in Nigeria about nine years ago has received a boost as Google has added not less than 1,000 new addresses to areas like Ikeja and Ikoyi of Lagos State.
The Chief Executive Officer, Google, Sundar Pitchai, stated this on Thursday in Lagos at the ‘Google for Nigeria’ event, revealing that the company made the additions because the number of people using Google Map in Nigeria had doubled in the past one year.
Pitchai further noted that the additions would help improve address search experience, among others and for the world to know the uniqueness of Lagos.
“We have improved our address search experience in Lagos by adding over 1,000 new addresses and streets. The new additions will help users improve on their address search experience in Ikeja, Ikoyi and other areas of the state,” Pitchai said.
He explained that the second batch of additions was to buildings, adding, “Google added detailed outlines of more than a million buildings in commercial and residential areas, and more than 100,000 additional Nigerian small businesses on Google Maps.
“This building footprint will help users get a better understanding of the world around them.
“We have launched the ‘Lagos on Street View’, with 10,000 kilometers of imagery, including the most important historic roads in the city. You can virtually drive along the Carter Bridge to the National Stadium or across the Eko Bridge, down to the Marina, all on your smartphone.”