Google Maps Drives In More Predictive Search

Oct 10, 2013 - 8:25 am 11 by
Filed Under Google Maps

Pegman Google MapsGoogle announced new features being added to the new version of Google Maps. The big announcement is a yawn because the old version of Google Maps had this, i.e. multiple destinations for driving directions.

The bigger news is that Google added predictive search directly into Google Maps search results. Think of it as Google Now in Google Maps.

For example, if you have a flight coming up and you search for [SFO] in Google Maps, it will not just show you directions there but also show you your flight information, departure time, arrival time, confirmation numbr and more.

Here is an example of what it looks like:

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Or if you are searching for event locations, it may show you upcoming events at the place:

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This is an incredibly exciting time for search - a bit creepy but also incredibly cool.

Forum discussion at Google+ and Google Maps Help.

 

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