Google Maps Increases Functionality, Improves Crime Maps

August 5, 2009 at 11:34 am 1 comment

Google just announced some improvements to its popular mapping program, Google Maps. Google Maps now includes icons for landmarks, places of interest, and major businesses. In addition, many of the icons are clickable and will bring up a picture, address, phone number, and—possibly—a Wikipedia article.

This new feature of Google Maps is good news for users. The addition of the new location icons will make it easier to get a tangible sense of the location and proximity of crimes plotted on the CrimeReports map. This increased spatial awareness can lead to a better understanding of where crimes are happening in relation to physical landmarks and businesses.


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  • 1. Jade Wood  |  August 31, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Good post. I’ll try using this soon.


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