Thursday, July 28, 2011

Google Hotel Finder Arrives


Google has today launched Hotel Finder, a new search tool to help you find a hotel.

The tool includes an interesting Google Maps interface that allows you to search for hotels by location. When you enter a location into the Hotel Finder the map shows an initial shape based on the most popular area for visitors to stay. Users can drag the shape to define more closely this area, e.g. close to the ocean or along Sunset Boulevard.

Hotel Finder also shines a "tourist spotlight" on the most visited areas in the selected city. Tools in the sidebar allow you to adjust the price of hotels you wish to view on the map and to compare the current price to the hotel's typical price.

Via: Inside Search

Google Hotel Finder

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3 comments:

Mapper99 said...

Love the custom style rendering on this map. Very well done.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know how to use the "highlight" effect used
in this map ?

Keir Clarke said...

I'm not sure how Google went about this but Mapnificent does something similar using HTML5 canvas.

http://blog.stefanwehrmeyer.com/post/1448498820/a-mapnificent-world