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One of the coolest features of Google Maps is the ability to show live traffic patterns on major roadways. Now, Google is rolling out this feature to seven new countries, as well as expanding coverage in 19 others. The new countries in the inner circle are Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Mexico, Peru, Romania and South Africa. Exciting!


As users of the service are no doubt aware, having your country or city covered doesn't necessarily mean every street is covered. So, Google is expanding to include more of the roads a man must walk down. Here's the full list of expanded territories:


  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • UK

All in all, it's a solid update to a valuable service. The update is available immediately from Google Maps online or via mobile apps.

Source: Google Lat Long Blog

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

    Great, makes a great app even better...use the traffic portion quite a bit while out of state...now how about some love for Alaska? I know, we're a far away place that some don't even think is part of the USA but if you can get street view on the North Slope...how about some traffic in Anchorage?

  • Paweł Gładysz

    Poland - Why U No Here? ;)

    • Dhaval

      No love for India either. 

  • Kaustubh Ghanekar

    Why India is last country on their map for new things...?? :( :(

    • Kishan

      Its difficult to collect data on when a cow will cross and a street and cause a jam

      • José Cabo

         !!!!! xDDDDDD

    • http://www.facebook.com/gaurav12931 Gaurav Kishore

      India isnt' here coz our useless govt didnt give permissions even for street view!the whole project was scrapped because the govt had privacy concerns,therefore its not possible for google to provide such services for us!

      • http://linux-junky.blogspot.com/ Abhijeet Rastogi


      • http://twitter.com/powerslave12r Manas

        You know, some good might actually come from the incompetency of our government after all. East is the real wild west. When all hell breaks loose, that's where we all go.

  • Duanhechter

    South Africa yeahhhh!

  • Kyle Bailey

    Why no Jamaica ugh!!!

  • Joaquin Almirante

    No love for the Philippines.

    • Benjamen Maher

      The Philippines would be in the same boat as India.  Plus having a government that's so corrupt doesn't help.

      They do have Google Maps which was a surprise to me when I was there last.

      • Vic Limbo

        I'm always sad when I see some statement like this, but it is true.

  • SxperiaS

    Support for my country would be nice too...

  • Fiuza91

    Hell yeah, finally transit info for my city here in Brazil!

  • http://twitter.com/melihozcangs Melih Özcan EstremO

    pfff no Turkey :s

  • Mochica

    te olvidaste de Peru, gringo burro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rahul.koganti Rahul Koganti

    India please !! Like NOW!