Have you ever wondered where Google Maps and StreetView is supported around the world?
- Most countries of mainland Eurasia and Africa are covered contiguously, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Malta, Sri Lanka, most of Indonesia and Timor-Leste. China mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, Jordan, Lebanon and North Korea have directions available without connection to other states. Only public transit directions are provided for South Korea.
- All countries of mainland North and Central America are covered contiguously.
- All countries of mainland South America are covered. All countries excluding Colombia but including Trinidad and Tobago are treated contiguously. Colombia has directions available without connection to other states.
- All inhabited countries and territories in the Caribbean are covered, though in general there are no connections between islands.
- Additionally, American Samoa, Australia, the Azores, Cape Verde, The Comoros, The Cook Islands, the Faroe Islands, The Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Iceland, Japan, Madagascar, the Maldives, Mauritius, Mayotte, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, the Philippines, Réunion, São Tomé and Príncipe, the Seychelles, Samoa, Taiwan, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna are covered as stand-alone regions, as are Nuuk in Greenland, Sabah in Malaysia, parts of Papua New Guinea, parts of Solomon Islands and Socotra in Yemen.
It may not be the most accurate but I have begun to use it regularly in my area to map out cycling routes. The application gives you distance, elevation changes and approximate travel time. It also includes biking routes – dedicated and shared bike lanes.
If you are using it in your part of the world, I would like to hear what you think of it.