NYC subway maps in your pocket with Google Maps for mobile

Friday, November 6, 2009 | 12:10 PM

Hey New Yorkers looking for somewhere to celebrate the Yankees' 27th World Series title? It's now easier than ever to carry a NYC subway map in your pocket.

A few weeks ago we announced the Layers feature on Google Maps for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian S60. Today we added a layer that overlays NYC subway routes on a map. We hope this will help you quickly navigate the New York City subway system. To see this new layer while viewing a map of New York City, just click the Layers menu and then turn on the Transit Lines layer.

Of course, you can also get step-by-step public transit directions by using the "Get Directions" menu, and then selecting the public transit icon. You can learn more about updates to Google Transit in the United States and Europe on the Google LatLong Blog.

To download the latest version of Google Maps for mobile with Layers, visit m.google.com/maps from your smartphone.

10 comments:

FORAC said...

A layer for Washington DC's Metro is coming soon.

Right...?

Mark said...

Umm...why does this not exist for my android 1.5 phone? Take care of your own first google!

Artie said...

Unfortunately most of the time I'm looking at subway maps, I'm out of range or in a subway. Is there any way to get this offline? Otherwise I'll have to continue using the suboptimal NYC Metro apps that just download a PDF.

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John said...

Srsly I can't believe you don't have this for Android yet!

Sam said...

really wish the layers were BEHIND the street names/symvols or at least had some sort of transparency.

Eric said...

When are we gonna see Google Map Navigation to non-Android phones?

Niles said...

Now you just need to sponsor cell service in the stations and tunnels so we can use this great feature when we need it.

Caleb said...

Android please. Seriously Google.

Jason said...

This is a good start but there's room for improvement. The most glaring omission is pedestrian pathways. Here's my blog post on it... http://www.eggyweb.com/google-maps-nyc-subway-map-could-be-better/