Sunday, September 12, 2010

Instant Search for Google Maps

Google Maps - From 0 to Instant

This week Google released Instant Search. Instant search shows results as you type. It is a faster way to search as your results nearly always appear before you have finished typing. Feross Aboukhadijeh has created a Google Map that also responds to instant search.

As you type into a search bar the application will recommend locations based on what you are typing and centre the map on that location. The recommended locations appear beside the search box. The map will nearly always centre on your desired location before you have actually typed in the entire name of the location.

The application also provides instant driving directions. If you type in a request for 'Location A to Location B' you will receive instant driving directions. The route changes and updates as you type in your locations.

Hat-tip: www.microformats.dk

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