Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Map search broken

I'd like to look at a map of the western hemisphere, type "UN headquarters", and get something like this.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work yet! Google Maps is a local search, based on a small area around the center of the map, rather than on the whole map. If I don't know where in the world UN headquarters is, then I'm out of luck trying to find it in this way.

The search must be weighed against the coverage of the map. At present, you get this, which makes no sense.

[To get this 'demo', I found the UN in NYC, re-centered the map, then clicked "link to this page".]

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