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Monday, July 2, 2007

Google Maps – Drag and Drop Directions

Posted by @ 10:48 pm

Google have made another update to their increasingly popular Google Maps service. “Click and Drag” enables users to change their ‘route’ when using Google’s driving directions. Google Maps provides directions between any 2 places (dependant on your location), however should you want to avoid highways and bad traffic, or simply want to take the ‘scenic route’ you can now change your route manually!

Say I want to travel from Boulder, Colorado to Los Angeles; Google gives me the shortest route, through Las Vegas, on Highway 15. However, I have family in Santa Fe, and would like to see them whilst I’m traveling. I drag my route through Santa Fe, and presto! Google changes my driving directions!

Coupled with this great feature is the ability to check live traffic conditions in selected cities. Don’t want to get caught out in bad traffic? Avoid traffic snares by navigating your path around the worst areas!

With Street View only just released, it appears Google is doing all it can to ensure that they remain at the top of the Maps / Local game! Find out more about how you can use Google Maps to help you get from A to Z, and anywhere in between!

Put Your Business on the Map. Help customers searching for your products or services find your front door. Get a Local Search Listing and get found today!

ineedhits Team You can click on any of the circles to get more information about the business they represent, essentially giving many more local businesses first page exposure on Google maps. It should be noted that the top 10 listings will still appear as pins on the left hand side of the map.

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