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Google Maps introduces Place Pages

Earth mapGoogle Maps has been enhanced with Place Pages.

Search results for places made using Google searches that led to maps have always featured a More info... option, either beside the search result itself, or within the popup window attached to the map marker.

Previously, this would open a small information window which offered further details on the subject. Now, clicking on the More info… option opens a new page relating to the subject place.

According to Google, a Place Page is:

a webpage for every place in the world, organizing all the relevant information about it. By every place, we really mean *every* place — there are Place Pages for businesses, points of interest, transit stations, neighborhoods, landmarks and cities all over the world.

This new page will display more comprehensive information about the place including photos, videos, street view preview and more.

Unlike most of the usual tools we tend to refer to for our information, which are generally of a historic nature, the will be complemented by the new Google Maps Place Pages, as these are primarily concerned with current information related to the subject location.

This new feature is a function of Google Maps and Google Search, so is not directly accessed from our embedded mapping, and you have to perform a search using one of these services in order to access the Place Pages.


September 25, 2009 - Posted by | Maps | ,

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