Date: 20 Jun, 2009
Posted by: admin
In: hints & tips|internet, web design & development
Find out what’s really near a place/ Google Map location, sights to see, businesses and points of interest. Top tip!
Google’s “What’s Here” feature doesn’t tell you what you think it’s going to (though TechCrunch don’t appear to have noticed!). No, it’s not a list of local points of interest, not even local businesses. Nope it tells you the address of the object in focus on your Google Map.
It’s just a mis-labelling. I can see it’s kinda useful.
Example map, try it!
The short-hand method is to do a search for, e.g., “* loc:Eiffel Tower” (without quotes). Have fun.
@Percy, yes there is. If you click that link for the Eiffel Tower above you’ll notice that if you zoom in the list of places on the left changes to only include those places shown on the map (or possibly those local to the map area, not tested exactly). The tighter you zoom the more refined the list becomes – I zoom in with my mouse scroll-wheel. Very handy.
Nice, very usefull tip.
But, Is there a way to list just the streets nearby?