County Lines on Google Maps tool adds coverage of 4 more countries

Just a quick note to let you know that New Zealand, Canada and Switzerland have been added to the County Lines on Google Maps tool! Update as of 29 Dec 2018:  Mexico Municipalities have been added, which are the next level administrative division below State. So, the full line-up of countries where you can see counties is: – United States – United Kingdom – Ireland – Australia – New Zealand – Canada – Mexico – Switzerland Please note that not all countries use counties. So in those cases, the tool will show the administrative division that exists between the state … Read more

County Lines on Google Maps adds coverage for Australia

If you’re Australian or familiar with Australian government hierarchy (which I wasn’t!), the first thing you may ask is what is a “county” in Australia, as it evidently doesn’t exist. According to Wikipedia, “Unlike Canada or the United States, there is only one level of government in each state, with no distinction such as cities and counties.”  Instead, Australia uses Local Government Areas (LGAs). So now the County Lines on Google Maps tool includes all of the Australian LGA boundaries! Here’s a snapshot from the southeastern part of Australia, with the city and state name for the red marker displayed at … Read more

Noteworthy enhancements to County Lines on Google Maps tool

I’ve just updated the new County Lines on Google Maps tool to include a few noteworthy enhancements: 1.  You can now view counties across multiple states at the same time.  This can be especially useful if you’re exploring an area near a state line, as shown below.  The county and state name is displayed at the bottom of the map. 2.  Once you’ve typed in your initial place of interest, you can then click around the map to display other counties, or type a new place if you prefer.  The performance speed for doing all of this has been improved considerably. … Read more

County Lines across the pond – UK and Ireland coverage added

QUICK LINK TO THE MAP TOOL:  County Lines on Google Maps Updated January 2020 Thanks to many of you for the great feedback on my new County Lines on Google Maps tool! Several of you commented (or lamented) at the UK and Ireland not being included.  So now they are! Here are a couple of screenshots: As before, to get started just type any place name (just as you would in Google Maps) and click Go!  You can then type another name, zoom in, click in another county, and so on. I hope you find these additions useful! SHORTCUT TO USE YOUR … Read more