Google adds neighborhood search

map-thumb.gifThank you, o Google Maps team for adding informal neighborhoods to the Maps search function. And thanks for apparently adding little ol’ Orlando (which, most regretfully, was snubbed when adding 3D-esque views for buildings).

The search function passes the preliminary smell test for Orlando, which has more dang neighborhoods than you can shake a stick at. However, the search does seem to occasionally have issues with neighborhoods that contain streets of a similar name (such as Baldwin Park and Baldwin Park Street). Nevertheless, it’s a great addition to the ever-growing map endeavor.

And for all you Mercatans, visit the Maps category for more fun stuff.

[Via Google LatLong]

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.