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May 16, 2007

New Text View in Google Maps

The integration with maps in Google Local lets you visualize the results and choose one easier, but there are situations when you want to see the full description for all the relevant local businesses, like in a normal Google search.

Google Maps has a new text view that focuses more on results and less on the map. You get thumbnails, snippets from reviews and direct links to reviews for each search result. The map is static and lies almost unnoticed in the top right corner of the window.

This new view is similar to what you see if you disable JavaScript in Google Maps, but the addition of the snippets makes it more valuable and brings it in line with Yahoo Local.

{ via Greg Sterling }

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