Friday, June 29, 2007

Mapplet: Restaurants on your own map!

This is a new feature for all you experimental types out there. You can now see a searchable restaurant map on a Google map... with other custom information at the same time! Did you ever want to see the restaurants from Metro Mapper, and then overlay gas station prices, movie times, and local photos on the same map? Now you can with Google's Mapplets.

Just click the image above, then click 'Add to Maps' and you'll get our searchable restaurant overlay. Then, go back an add some popular mapplets to view at the same time, like Gas Prices, Movie Times, and Local Photos.

The cool thing is that whenever we update our restaurant data, you'll get to see the newest restaurants on your custom map automatically. We'll be adding the rest of Metro Mappers maps soon. Enjoy, and learn more about it here.

As a bonus, note that you can save your results by click the Link to, Email, and Google Earth buttons at the bottom of the mapplet. This will let you bookmark your search, email your friends what you've found, and even view it in 3D in Google Earth.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

New Feature: Google Traffic on Every Map

You can now overlay the current traffic conditions on every Metro Mapper map, even within our own traffic map. The traffic info comes from GPS devices that Google tracks nationally.

It's not as accurate as our local Louisville traffic map. but it can provide a comparison and show some areas we can't cover. Now you won't be late to your restaurant reservation or home appointment.

New Feature: Interactive Zoom

Have you ever wanted to zoom in on a cluster of markers, but were annoyed that you had to click zoom, then drag to recenter, then repeat? Well now you can click the Zoom icon on the left side of the map and interactively select an area to zoom in on!

The map will automatically zoom into the area you want to see in more detail.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New Feature: Local Search Results on Maps

Built into each map is the new ability to search for anything you want (pizza, hardware, bars, groceries) and have the closest 10 results appear along with your Metro Mapper results! The search and results are an overlay on the map, so you won't loose what you are looking at. Then you can browse the results, see more, and even get driving directions.

Look for at at the bottom left each map.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Updated Map: Homes for Sale

Big news! The Real Estate homes for sale map is back online, and way better than ever! It's now updated nightly, has more information for each listing, and more search options.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think. I know some people wrote that they missed the old home search, so I hope this new one will be better and more useful for them.