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Google fixes MTR exit feature in Maps app, after disappearance vexes Hongkongers

Google has restored the numbered MTR exit symbols on its Google Maps application in Hong Kong, after they disappeared for much of September.

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Photo: Googlemaps/remix.

Commuters had been complaining for weeks on social media about their absence.

When asked as to why the issue kept reoccurring, a spokesperson for Google told HKFP:  “The issue has been fixed. Hongkongers can now see MTR exits again on Google Maps.”


Take a digital helicopter ride: 3D Google Maps launched in Hong Kong

A three dimensional view of Hong Kong is now available on Google Maps.

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Photo: Google Maps.

Google Maps was first launched in 2005, and in 2007, Google Street View was introduced in several cities in the United States.

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Photo: Google Maps.

In 2008, Japan became the first country in Asia with the Google Street View service. It was made available in Hong Kong as of March 11, 2010.

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Photo: Google Maps.

In 2014, it was reported that 3D texture mapped buildings were being rolled out in Google Earth and Maps. New York City and San Francisco were the first cities to receive the 3D treatment.