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Google Books & Maps Integration

Prashanth [PersonRank 2]

Friday, January 26, 2007
13 years ago3,559 views

Well some researcher from Google by the name "Jones" gave an interview to Indian News Paper announcing their plans to Integrate Books & Maps.

The example he gave was:
When u see a word like "Mumbai" in a book, It will be clickable and will be linked to the Maps & satellite Images from Google Maps

Link Source: (Telugu language)
eenadu.net/story.asp?qry1=8&am ... (This link will be inactive tomorrow)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I have a weird feeling about this integration...

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The integration has been done, here's the Boiok Search blog announcement:
booksearch.blogspot.com/2007/0 ...

...and here's an example:
books.google.com/books?vid=OCL ...

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Wow... only if they could make instant movie out of the book... ;)

mc [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

It seems to work really well with guide books, you can see what areas they cover and jump straight to the bits you are interesed

Now they just need to add reverse look-up, so when you are in Maps you can search for books mentioning that location, or include book references in Map search results. That would actually be very useful.

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