Saturday, September 15, 2012

We Know What You Did This Summer

The Google Maps team has released an interesting infographic that looks at what people in the northern hemisphere have been searching for on Google Maps this summer.

The infographic looks at both search queries and landmark searches made on Google Maps. For example, in the USA the various National Parks were popular landmark searches and 'paintball', 'campground' and 'beach' were the fastest rising search queries.

In other countries the summer sun also had a big influence on searches. In France and Spain and Italy swimming pools featured highly in Google Maps searches. Whilst in the UK the Olympic effect influenced Google Maps searches, with venues, such as the Olympic Stadium and Wembley Stadium being very popular.

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