Showing posts with label Google Places. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Places. Show all posts

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Find out places to visit in a new city using Google

There is a new feature on Google and it's being called 'Points of Interest'. What this new feature essentially does is that if you're going to a new city or country or continent -- you can type into Google. Things to do in New York. Once done and you press enter you can then find a whole list of things to do, places to visit and all the tourist attractions available in that city. Once you see all the results you can then click on a place to visit and Google will provide all the relevant links below the picture. Essentially when you enter your search query there is a ticker banner with photos of places. You can use the right and left arrows t browse through the complete list. Once you've decided on the places you would like to see - click on the image and find all relevant links below.

Find out places to visit in a new city using GoogleAn excellent tool for people who are travelling, it saves time and energy researching the place. Enter your query 'Things to do in city-name' and get the top list of tourist attractions available in a city or country. A must have tip for travelers and in addition to relevant links you also get directions to travel to that place, phone number, address and visiting hours. There is also a link to Google Reviews if you would like to see the score and reviews of that place.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Google Street View goes indoors in the US, Australia and Japan

Sarastro, London

Interested small business owners on the US, Australia and Japan can now invite Google Street View into their establishments and get great pictures taken. These images are then uploaded and used on Google Maps and Street View on maps. This will work really well especially for restaurant owners. Who will be able to get high-quality pictures of their establishments onto Google maps and people looking for a place to go to can then find them more easily. It is also being called Google's Business Street View. Currently Google is only inviting restaurants, hotels, shops, gyms and vehicle repair workshops and Big Brands are being excluded for the time being.

Google does however ask small business owners to put up signs telling their customers that the Google Street View team will be arriving to take 360-degree imagery. This is to ensure no one is surprised. There is also another reason, Google says that there will be no additions and what you see is what you get. Therefore the place needs to be as it is with no extra additions or subtractions.

To view photos collected from businesses you will need to visit Google Places

How do I invite Google Street View to photograph my business

Source: Google Blog

Check the video from Newsy below to learn more.

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