Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Searching for local things

Google have launched something called 'Local Search'. You can filter results by location using the near: keyword and then view them grouped on a map. You get the local results at the top followed by the non local results.

For instance you could look for monkeys in Washington DC (use monkeys near:washington dc as a search term). Obviously the data set is not complete as it failed to return Chimpmeister Bush.

Main link goes to their standalone version which shows only local results. For local people.

EDIT: Fixed the link - stupid thing was only giving normal results. Sorry.

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