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Google Maps provides more local search results at once

By Chris V. Thangham     Feb 19, 2009 in Technology
When you search for any locations in Google Maps, usually it provides only top 10 results but it overlooks some places that don’t show up in the search result. The new setting will provide all the results in one map search.
Previously when you search for “coffee” places in your area, Google provides the popular or the top 10 results but it misses other coffee places that may be closer to you or you may prefer other places that Google misses. Now Google Maps has tweaked its algorithm to give all the business in the area you are looking for.
Now a search in Google Maps will show not only the top 10 results (placemarks or pins) but also all other businesses as small red circles in the map. When you click the small circle you will see their address, phone number and other relevant information.
Here is an example say Coffee in Seattle will give the following map results:
So you can test out all the coffee places and you may find gems ones in there. No coffee businesses are missed in this new map search results.
Here is another example, suppose you search for dancing places in Sydney, Australia, you will see the following. Before you would have been happy with just the top 10 results as shown in placemarks (pins) spots. Now you can see how many places you might have missed (marked by red circles) with just the top results.
Here is another one, if you had searched for theaters in New York City, now you will see more theaters and you have plenty of options to choose from when you visit New York City the next time.
Check out the new feature in Google Maps.
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