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Google Maps Adds NYC Subway Layer
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Last night on "30 Rock," Alec Baldwin’s character got lost within New York’s subway system, and due to being covered in bedbugs, received no help from his fellow passengers.  But if the same thing happened to him (or a non-fictional person) today, Google Maps could have come to the rescue.

Google Transit Ushers In Another Update

Let’s face it: public transportation isn’t a sexy topic, and it’s not really one of the fields in which Google specializes.  But the subject does seem rather recession-appropriate, and the search giant has made a nice gesture by updating its Google Transit feature on Google Maps.

Google Maps Launches Transit Layer for Over 50 Cities
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Google has introduced the Transit Layer on Google Maps for over 50 cities around the world. The goal is to make finding public transportation info easier for citizens and tourists. When viewing applicable cities in Google Maps, if you want to access the Transit Layer, simply click the More button and select the Transit tab.

Google Maps For Mobile Offers Bus, Train Directions
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The addition of transit info to Google Maps might have seemed handy when, in the comfort of your home or office, you were trying to establish plans.  It’s now handy in a more literal sense, too, since transit data has become available through the new version of Google Maps for mobile.

Google Transit Adds Chicago’s Info

Thanks to the cooperation of the Chicago Transit Authority, Google Transit’s coverage now includes the Windy City.  Chicagoans seem to be pretty pleased about the development.

Google Earth Update Hits Odds And Ends

Updates to Google Earth are always fascinating, but sometimes, that’s all they are; there aren’t any obvious practical benefits.  The latest update should be pretty useful, though, as Google has added roads and business listings in a number of countries, and also updated its Transit symbols.

Google Maps Takes On Public Transit Info
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If you ride some form of public transportation – be it subways, trains, or buses – you may know about Google Transit, which helps users “[c]reate your own transit trip, complete with itineraries and maps.”  That service worked just fine (within a few areas), but the search engine company now plans to incorporate much more information into Google Maps and Google Earth.