How To Search Nearby In The New Google Maps

Jul 23, 2013 • 8:30 am | comments (10) by | Filed Under Google Maps

Pegman Google MapsAs you know, Google Maps opened up the new Google Maps to all users who want to preview it. With that, comes confusion on how to use the new interface.

That being said, the truth is, I am frequently finding myself going back to the old version to accomplish specific mapping techniques and searches I was accustomed to on the old version.

One such example is causing a lot of discussion in the Google Maps Help forum. Specifically, the ability to search nearby a location.

I use this to find parking garages near a location in NYC, local food or even other places of businesses nearby. It is a popular feature in Google Maps.

In the old version, you simply plugged in the address or point of interest and there was a link to "search nearby." Here is a screen shot:

Search Nearby Google Maps

In the new version, there is no obvious link. Instead, you need to type in the search box [search nearby address]. Here is an example:

Search Nearby Google Maps

There are also complaints that the results of nearby businesses in the old and new method differ. I am not sure about that but the process is not like the old method.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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