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Google For Nigeria Google StreetView is now available in Nigeria, starting with Lagos

StreetView is available in major areas of Lagos and the tech giant is looking to make the feature available across the country soon.

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Suren Ruhela, who leads Google Maps for emerging countries, announcing new Google Maps features play

Suren Ruhela, who leads Google Maps for emerging countries, announcing new Google Maps features

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If you don’t know what Google StreetView is, I’ll break it down for you: it is a super handy feature on Google Maps that lets you view panoramic images of, well, streets. 

Basically, you will be able to view 360-degree images of streets and you can do that now because the feature is now available in Nigeria, starting with Lagos.

This is the camera Google uses to capture StreetView imagery play

This is the camera rig Google uses to capture StreetView imagery

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Suren Ruhela, who leads Google Maps for emerging countries, made the announcement at the Google For Nigeria event which took place at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, yesterday, Thursday, July 27, 2017. 

The Google exec, in his announcement, stated that StreetView is available in major areas of Lagos and the tech giant is looking forward to making the feature available across the country soon.

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In addition to StreetView, Ruhela also announced that thousands of new addresses have been added to Maps to improve address search experience for users. 

Detailed outlines of buildings, both residential and commercial, have also been added to Maps of Nigeria so users can get details as close to the real deal as possible. 

More than 100,000 new small and medium-scale businesses have also been added to Maps to improve your experience and the quality of Google Maps.

Carter Bridge, Lagos on Google StreetView. play

Carter Bridge, Lagos on Google StreetView.

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In another announcement, Ruhela also stated that the number of Nigerians who use Maps have doubled in the past year, adding that Google’s Local Guides program now has over 100,000 people in its network. 

You can check out Google StreetView by clicking on the figurine located at the bottom of the zoom buttons on Google Maps. 

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