Google Maps combines with Google Local

Oct 07, 2005

Google Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., says it has combined its Google Maps service with Google Local, moving both out of beta, or testing, status.

Company officials Thursday said the technologies will be known as Google Local, providing local search and mapping information at one site.

"With today's launch of Google Local, users will be able to go to one location to find all the local and mapping information they need," said Marissa Mayer, director, of Google consumer web products.

Google Local allows users to conduct local searches and obtain detailed driving directions, and now includes features such as maps, satellite imagery, and keyboard shortcuts.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: How much do we really know about privacy on Facebook?

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Open data is open for business

Jun 12, 2014

Last month, Web designer Sean Wittmeyer and colleague Wojciech Magda walked away with a $25,000 prize from the state of Colorado for designing an online tool to help businesses decide where to locate in the state.

Review: Apple's CarPlay headed in right direction

May 22, 2014

Apple is getting ready to hitch the iPhone to cars in a mobile marriage of convenience. The ambitious project, called CarPlay, implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can ...

Recommended for you

How much do we really know about privacy on Facebook?

4 minutes ago

The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections? In the case of the Facebook ...

Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

7 minutes ago

Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an official ...

Does your computer know how you're feeling?

34 minutes ago

Researchers in Bangladesh have designed a computer program that can accurately recognize users' emotional states as much as 87% of the time, depending on the emotion.

Meet the "swarmies"- robotics' answer to bugs

1 hour ago

(Phys.org) —A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien ...

User comments : 0