- In 2013, Google introduced Turn-by-Turn navigation in Nigeria for users using Google Maps for Mobile.
- In 2014 Real-Time Transit information on the LAGBUS was launched to help people in Lagos access bus times on BRT routes.
- In 2015 real-time traffic updates was introduced, as a way to help people better navigate busy traffic conditions.
- In July 2017 Google announced the launch of Street View in Nigeria making imagery of about 10,000 kilometers of roads in Lagos available to people in Nigeria and around the world.
“Digital Maps have become powerful tools for policymakers to ensure the safety of their citizens, and for companies and consumers to save time and money when managing their daily affairs. And their benefits are far bigger than people may think. We discovered that geospatial services not only make life easier — by helping people turn their intentions of finding a place into actions of getting there – but also support the global economy by creating tangible benefits for businesses and consumers,” she says.
Each month, more than 1 billion people use Google Maps to find, discover and explore their world. Nearly one-third of all mobile searches are related to location, and location-related mobile searches are growing by 50% faster than all mobile searches.