Google Maps Adds New Search Layers to Mobile

Jul 23, 2009 | 2,839 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A few days ago, Google introduced “Search with My Location” for iPhone 3.0 that allowed users to locate specific location without even inserting the exact place where they are. In addition, Google recently announced a new search feature for Google Maps and a feature for Google Maps for Mobile.

With the help of the first feature users can perform multiple searches on the same map. The feature provides driving directions, identify various gas stations, golf courses, supermarket and more, along the way. For each landmark you are looking for, Google Map will plot colored round circle.

Here's an example:

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The Google Maps for Mobile version 3.2 now supports layers is the second feature introduced. Now, some devices will be able to support all the various layers, to lay on top of the maps. Some of the common examples of layers are geographic content, local search results, Latitude friend locations, Wikipedia and more. Moreover, you also have the option to add your own My Maps content as a layer.

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To activate the layers on Google Maps for mobile 3.2, press “2″ key or select Layers in the menu. Currently, this feature is only available for Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile phones. However, more devices will soon support this feature.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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