Following the Google For Nigeria event, the tech giant has revealed that it will be introducing Street View to Lagos, Nigeria.
Street View, a part of Google Maps, allows users to explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants, and small businesses from the comfort of their phones.
There’s now over 10km of footage of Lagos available on Google Street View via Maps.
— Google in Africa (@googleafrica) July 27, 2017
With this development, 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.
Google also announced that several updates have been made on Search to bring more useful, relevant answers and information to
people in Nigeria. According to the tech giant, the updates include:
- Knowledge Panels: We’re connecting people with easy access to the answers to things they care about, displaying knowledge cards for everything from local football teams to Nigerian musicians and actors.
- Health Cards: Later this year we’ll launch more than 800 knowledge cards detailing common symptoms and treatments for the most prevalent health conditions in Nigeria. We’ve partnered with the University of Ibadan to ensure that answers have been reviewed by Nigerian doctors for local relevance and accuracy. Nigeria is one of the first countries where we’re providing locally tailored health answers on Search.
- Posts on Google: Posts makes it possible for musicians, entertainers and other public figures to share updates, images and videos directly on Google, for people to see while they explore on the web. Nigeria is the third country where we’ve made this feature available and some of the country’s popular musicians are already using it.