Google Merges Local and Maps Products

Oct 07, 2005

Google Inc. has announced the official launch of Google Local, merging the technologies behind Google Local and Google Maps. Google Local offers users access to relevant information such as integrated local search results and detailed driving directions, and includes features such as draggable maps, satellite imagery, keyboard shortcuts, and more. With mapping data combined with relevant local information from Google's Web index and business listings such as Yellow Page directories, Google Local is designed to be a comprehensive local search and mapping product. No longer in beta in the U.S. and Canada, users can visit the Web site to find local search and mapping information in one place.