Google Maps gets even better – adds ‘What’s here’ feature
July 22nd, 2009 | Friends | Categories: Data Visualization, Online, Social, Technology | Tags: Data Visualization, google maps, Social |
From the Google maps blog: On Google Maps, we try to label important places directly on the map tiles. But sometimes, it seems more helpful to just click on a point and ask “What’s here?“.
Now you can do exactly that with an option we’ve added under the right-click menu. When you click on “What’s here?”, we give you the most relevant result representing that location, whether it’s a specific address, a natural entity, or a place name.
For example, if you’re zoomed in closely on Manhattan, you can get the full address of a point by clicking on “What’s here?” Additionally, by combining this with the “At this address” feature that you may have seen in the left-hand panel, you can also see a list of the businesses located at that place.
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