Friday
July 26
2019

Google Is Using Maps to Try and Bring Order to One of Africa’s Most Chaotic Cities

By Yomi Kazeem

Moving around in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve center and Africa’s largest mega-city, can be a pain regardless of the mode of transport as problems range from road congestion to poorly maintained road infrastructure and rowdy public transport.

But, at its third annual Google For Nigeria event (a flagship program for unveiling new products and upgrades which first started in 2017 with a visit from Google CEO Sundar Pichai), the global giant announced upgrades to its Map service in Nigeria aimed at easing navigation.

Photo courtesy of Leander Wattig.

Source: Quartz Africa (link opens in a new window)

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emerging markets, technology, transportation, urban development