Google Map Directions in Accra! :-)

My friend Paa Kwesi Imbeah sent me this link just now. When I opened it and saw it, I had to blog it. It was directions on Google Maps from from: 10th Street, Accra (Buka Restaurant) to: Kotoka International Airport, Box Ka PMB 36, Kotoka International Airport, Accra (Dgaa). Awesome huh?


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See the directions themselves

It gives suggested routes sef!
Giffard Rd - 7.2 km 16 mins
Liberation Rd and Giffard Rd - 8.2 km 16 mins
Josiah Tongogari St - 7.9 km 18 mins

From Buka Restaurant, 10th Street, Accra

1. Head northwest on 10th St toward 3rd St - 71 m
2. Take the 1st right onto 3rd St - 300 m
3. Turn right at Ring Rd E - 140 m
4. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Cantoment Rd - 1.2 km
5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Cantonments Rd - 600 m
6. Turn left at Second Circular Rd - 900 m
7. Take the 2nd right onto Giffard Rd - 1.5 km
8. Turn left - 350 m
9. Slight left toward Burma Camp Main Rd - 1.3 km
10. Slight left at Burma Camp Main Rd - 750 m

To Dgaa
Kotoka International Airport, Box Ka PMB 36
Kotoka International Airport, Accra

Try something else today :-)

Comments

Nana Yaa said…
Pretty friggin awesome!
Nina said…
Unfortunately it does miss out "important" landmarks like the Total station, the hairdresser, the lady selling kose, and other similar places, but we do have to progress... The other challenge is actually knowing the names of streets! LOL
Ms. Cleland said…
I forgot to ask PK about this but he lent me his phone for a day and I was driving around and the phone would always show my location on the screen! Like at one point it said "atomic junction", then it said "legon". I thought it was pretty nifty and meant to ask but never got around to it
MIghTy African said…
true @ Nina, knowing the streets is a challenge but I think we r doing a good job putting up signs saying which streets we'reon.

@Esi, PK is hiding more information about what's going down lol
Sanders said…
the road signs being put up will be duely stolen for scrap. writing the names of the streets and their heading literally on the street i think will help. that way people will even notice and unconsciously learn the street names. This street naming thing has the potential to help our economy in soooo many ways but itd not taken seriously.
MIghTy African said…
hmm, bold prediction there, Sanders. I've seen many road signs in Kumasi and they haven't been stolen yet.

Your suggestion is great too, we should definitely wage a campaign for people to learn the street names

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