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Old 08-25-2007, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I downloaded Google Maps as an alternative to MSFT Live Search which I was used to. Quick question. When I start up Google Maps it shows the blue dot where I live (Ft Lauderdale, FL). That works fine. But when i search. For instance I searched "Pizza". It gave me 9 locations. One in Indiana, One in California, One in Boston....

I thought it would find the locations nearest to where I am naturally. Isn't that the point?
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I think you still have to to search like "Pizza in Boston"....at least that's how I always do it - by including the location.
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I think you still have to to search like "Pizza in Boston"....at least that's how I always do it - by including the location.
Ahh, that's what I figured. Not a big deal but a tiny bit disappointing as you would think it would search according to where the GPS says I am. Say I am on the road driving cross country and don't know where I am. Then you are screwed because you have to type the location you are at rather than the unit searching around where you via GPS. Does that make sense?
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Please don't open multiple threads about the same subject. I'm closing this one and leaving the other one open since it's in the correct forum.

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