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November 19, 2014

Google Maps Smart Search

One of the coolest Google Maps features is the integration with Google's Knowledge Graph. Besides providing useful information about different places, Knowledge Graph makes the search feature smarter.

You can search for [Canada capital], [Tom Cruise birthplace], [Amazon river where does it start], [largest city in India] and many other queries that return a location in Google Search.

It's much easier than using Google Search to find a place and then switching to Google Maps and searching for it.

This also works in the Google Maps mobile apps for Android and iOS:

It works in the classic desktop interface too:

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