NovaScotia.com Launches New Nova Scotia Map Tool

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New Google maps application allows visitors to find the exact location of Nova Scotia hotels, attractions and more when planning a vacation.

Planning a Nova Scotia vacation just became even easier with the launch of a new Nova Scotia map tool on novascotia.com.

Through an imbedded Google Maps application, visitors to the site can now pinpoint the exact location of participating accommodations, Nova Scotia attractions, festivals and events, sites of outdoor activities and tour operators around this maritime province.

The new feature will help visitors to plan a trip to Nova Scotia by offering driving directions from anywhere in North America. Now visitors can plan itineraries based on the places they would like to visit, and the routes they'd like to take in getting there. It will offer vacation planners another tool to find Nova Scotia hotels, resorts and other accommodations within proximity to attractions and events.

The maps will also allow travellers to view an enlarged satellite image of destinations, giving them the ability to recognize specific landmarks or zoom out for a broader view. Place markers may include additional information on a destination, such as contact information. As well, the printer-friendly version of the map and directions will assist visitors while on the road and navigating to their destination within Nova Scotia.

For the province's tourism operators, the new Google Maps application will help direct visitors to their businesses when searching for Nova Scotia vacation ideas, accommodations, attractions and more in specific areas.

For more information about planning a vacation or to use the new Nova Scotia map feature, visit http://www.novascotia.com.

About the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage
Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage is responsible for promotion of this maritime province on Canada's Atlantic Coast, using interactive tools and online education to assist visitors in learning about the province and planning Nova Scotia vacations, including colourful videos and eye-catching photos.

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