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Friday, January 26, 2007

Google Books Integrates Maps

This is neat: the book detail pages of Google Book search now integrate a Google Maps result, where applicable. For example, search Google Books for The Travels of Marco Polo and click the “About this book” link below the top result. Now on the book details page, scroll down to the heading “Places mentioned in this book” and you’ll see a map centered on Africa, Europe and Asia with markers stuck onto locations like Kiev or Venice. When you click on say “Venice”, you’ll get a quote from the book mentioning Venice, and you can jump right to the book page(s) in question:

[Hat tip to Prashanth, Reto Meier, and the official Google Books blog!]


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