No More Flapping Trail Maps as Google Hits the Slopes
FEBRUARY 15, 2013Rob Lovitt, NBC News ContributorThe map mavens at Google this week rolled out their latest product, mobile trail maps of 38 resorts in the U.S. and Canada, complete with colored lines for trails — green for beginner runs, blue for intermediate and black for experts — along with lifts and the occasional Street View–like tour.
"We’re constantly working to make Google Maps more comprehensive, accurate and useful for our users," said a company spokesperson via e-mail. "So when a few ski enthusiasts on the Google Maps team suggested we add information for ski runs and lifts to Google Maps, we didn’t hesitate.
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