Google Maps adds pictures!

Now, whenever you search for a location on Google Maps, you'll get links to Paranoramio photos, YouTube videos, user-created maps, and even see popular queries specific to that location. The new options appear when you click the "Explore this area" link in the left-hand side panel. Google has also introduced rooftop geo-coding for 50 million homes and businesses in the U.S., which should significantly improve mapping accuracy.

Here is a sample of what appears if you look at 300 South Main Street in Greenville, which happens to be the address of the Peace Center. (You get a user submitted photo of the Peace Center.)

Now, can someone map and geocode the mice?

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.