Tuesday, December 6, 2011

[G] Looking for stores in a shopping mall or doctors in a hospital?

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Google LatLong: Looking for stores in a shopping mall or doctors in a hospital?

As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, being a well-informed and efficient shopper is more important than ever. That’s why we’re excited to introduce a new feature in Google Maps that can help you find places that are located within or are part of larger buildings, such as malls, office buildings, and hospitals.

When appropriate, the name of the overarching location will be added to the listings that appear in Google Maps, just beneath a place’s address. For example, you can now easily tell that the Disney Store near you isn’t a standalone store, but rather, located at the Hillsdale Shopping Center. Similarly, you can more easily see that a specific doctor’s office is at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, or that the restaurant you’re looking for is actually in the same structure as a local hotel.

Labels for the shopping malls where a store is located
If you click on the name of the overarching location - in this case, Hillsdale Shopping Center -  you’ll see a detailed list of all the businesses or professionals at that particular location. Up to 20 listings are provided, and clicking the “More at...” link will give you the complete list.

List of stores and restaurants located at the shopping mall
This feature is available starting today for a variety of U.S. locations and venue types, and we hope to expand it to more categories and countries over time.

Happy holiday shopping!

Posted by Sean Wonjoon Choi, Product Manager
URL: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2011/12/looking-for-stores-in-shopping-mall-or.html

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