Google Maps Adds Traffic Data for 7 New Countries

Google continues to extend its mapping and data coverage to the entire globe.  Recently, Google Maps updated its database to include new traffic  info for 7 new countries as well as new information for over 19 countries.  GbBIS looks at which countries have been added and updated and what effects these updates will have. 


Traffic conditions are a large part of Google Maps.  They give you real-time information about how quickly you’re going to get to your destination.  The feature hasn’t been available worldwide, but the Maps team has been adding more regions and countries. Recently, it has been expanded to: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Mexico, Peru, Romania and South Africa.

Additionally, the team says that it has improved the traffic conditions feature and added more roads in 19 countries and regions: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the UK.

In a statement released by the Google Maps team, they explain the traffic feature and how you can use it:

For our new users, you can check traffic conditions by visiting and clicking on the traffic layer in the widget on the upper right-hand side of the map. This useful traffic information is also available on Google Maps for Mobile devices and Google Maps Navigation.  If the roads you are traveling do not yet show traffic information, don’t despair. You can help your fellow drivers and improve traffic data by using Google Navigation or Google Maps for Mobile while traveling.  We hope the traffic feature in Google Maps will help more users around the globe to save time and patience by planning their trips accordingly.


The most accurate and up-to-date traffic data not only helps commuters and individuals planning trips, but also businesses and marketers.  Using traffic data, businesses can better plan delivery routes, and identify areas of high and low traffic flow to help them evaluate business sites and plan marketing campaigns.  GbBIS uses the most accurate traffic counts data—collected from over 1 million traffic data points—to create traffic counts maps, web applications, and reports.  Our traffic counts data even includes historic traffic information, allowing businesses to make better evaluations and future predictions.  For companies whose success relies on daytime population and activities, knowing the traffic counts of your area can make a huge impact on your business.

Contact GbBIS today and discover how our traffic counts data can help your business.

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