Thursday, September 24, 2009

Place Pages New Feature for Google Maps

Google Maps have today released a new feature called Place Pages. Google say,

"a Place Page is a web page for every place in the world, organizing all the world's information for that place. And we really mean every place: there are Place Pages for businesses, points of interest, transit stations, landmarks, and cities all over the world."

To get to a Place Page you can click on the 'more info' link that appears when you carry out a search in Google Maps.


Alternatively, you can click on the 'more info' link that appears in the information window from a search result.



The place pages for locations include geographically relevant Panoramio photos, YouTube videos, user created My Maps, a list of the top My Maps contributors for the location and a list of popular places.

Each Place Page also comes with a user friendly URL, in the form,

http://google.com/places/us/california/san-francisco-city
http://google.com/places/gb/greater-london/stratford

As well Place Pages for towns and cities there are Place Pages for businesses, points of interest, transit stations and landmarks, e.g.

The Eiffel Tower
Macy's, New York

Via: Google LatLong: One place, one page

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