Google Transit Layer launched for 50 cities worldwide

Google Transit LayerGoogle has just announced the release fo the transit layer for 50 cities worldwide.  Google Transit has been around for a while, but this actually overlays the transit lines on the map.

As the Google LatLong blog says, using this in combination with hotels and/or restaurants can make life much easier when you’re visiting a city.

For more information, you can also visit Google Maps Mania.  The complete list of cities includes Belo Horizonte, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brasilia, Cairo, Capetown, Caracas, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dallas, Dortmund, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Ekaterinburg, Essen, Frankfurt, Genoa, Guadalajara, Hamburg, Helsinki, Johannesburg, Kazan, Köln, Lille, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Medellin, Mexico City, Melbourne, Monterrey, Montreal, Munich, Naples, Nizhniy Novgorod, Oslo, Paris, Perth, Portland, Porto, Porto Alegre, Prague, Pretoria, Recife, Rennes, Rio de Janeiro, Samara, San Francisco, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Tunis, Vienna, Warsaw.

Public transportation now available on Google Maps Mobile

Google has just updated Google Maps Mobile to version 2.2.  The primary enhancement in this version is public transit — now you can get information on bus, train and ferry routes right from your mobile.

You can download the application by visiting this link with your phone, or you can read more on the Google LatLong Blog or on Google Maps Mania.  In addition, they’ve produced a short video to show off the new features:

Google Transit now in Chicago

The Google LatLong blog announced today that Google has partnered with the Chicago Transit Authority to bring Google Transit to the windy city. This will include data from 8 rail lines and 154 bus routes.

Check it out at maps.google.com/chicago or you can watch the video that Google produced: