Google Maps To List UK Waterways

The US search engine has teamed up with the Canal and River Trust, a charity that will be in charge of UK's water network from July. The deal includes updating Google Maps to include 2,000 miles of canal and river paths across England and Wales. Currently, waterways are not listed on Google Maps as active routes people can use to move about. "Say, I'm by a canal in Paddington and I want to go to Camden, and I put this information into Google Maps as a walking route -- it wouldn't send me to the canal, even though it's a nice green route to get there, it would send me by road," the Trust's spokesman Jonathan Ludford told the BBC.

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