NZ Google Maps launches

You can now get your Google Map goodness for New Zealand via a localised version at maps.google.co.nz. From the official Google blog,

While we know New Zealanders care about a lot more than rugby, racing and beer, we’re pleased that now Google Maps can help you find the nearest place to do any of those things. Plus, you can find a cafe in Ponsonby, an Indian restaurant in Wellington , a plumber in Dunedin, or a great hotel for your next holiday. All available on a PC or mobile phone near you!

And of course, Kiwis can also use Google Maps to look up an address, get driving directions (and the ability to drag them around), browse our satellite imagery, and even create custom maps that you can share with friends, all using the simple interface.

Nice! Now if we could just get some of the streetmaps updated (notably Wellington which is badly out of date), more higher res satellite imagery (eg for Hokitika) and streetview

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About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

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