Saturday, September 24, 2005

Google Local

Have you ever used Google Local to find something in your own neighborhood?

I don't know how the heck they have collected and organized all that data!
If you select 'View Larger Map', you get a map as big as your window and screen can handle (which is big in the case of my Apple 30-inch screen), and if you zoom in to max, you'll be amazed at the detail. I almost expect that if I put in a new flower bed in the garden, it will be on the map tomorrow.
Not to mention of course that they can find all the local businesses somehow.

I don't know which countries they have covered so far, but it works fine for UK, you just replace .com with

1 comment:

Zeppellina said...

Google Local is an excellent service.
Have you looked at Google Earth?
It`s great fun!
Satellite much detail, so much added google info.
Type in a street name, or company name, and watch the satellite photo zoom in!
Some areas are better detail than others, but quite amazing!
You can see the wave trail of ships in the Hong Kong harbour.
Google must be the biggest info gatherer in the world by now!