Google's Started Mapping Our Rivers For All Your Impromptu Boat Parties

By Sam Gibbs on at

Fancy loading up a river cruiser with booze and setting sail this summer to escape the Olympics? Soon you'll be able to check out your river routes and pick the choicest spot, thanks to Google. It's just begun mapping 2,000 miles of our waterways.

Google's partnered with the Canal and River Trust to integrate the routes into Google Maps so you'll be able to plan romantic river walks; booze-fueled boat parties, or just cut out the smog from traffic on your walk to work with so called "green routes".

Is there any part of Britain not mapped, photographed or covered by a CCTV camera anymore? [Telegraph]

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