Use Google Maps To Find A New Home

Paul Rademacher has put together the best application of Google Maps yet: Residential listings from Craigslist. It can be argued that finding a place to live is actually more useful than Google Maps original function, finding local stores. Once Paul integrates the satellite view, it will be perfect. Take a look at it in its buttery goodness (sorry, eating popcorn):

All you have to do is choose your city and your price range, and your map gets filled with pushpins indicating all the places you can hang your head.

I think its safe to say at this point that Google Maps is fast becoming one of Google’s more popular services. When people at work at sitting me at a computer to show off their houses from space, that’s serious market penetration. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see it taking serious market share from Mapquest and all the others. Now if only Maps could actually find my house!
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April 9, 2005 by Nathan Weinberg in:

2 Responses to “Use Google Maps To Find A New Home”

  1. » Make Your Own Google Map  InsideGoogle - part of the Blog News Channel Says:

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    Make Your Own Google Map

    Like the idea of inserting Craigslist housing listings into Google […]

  2. » Housing Listing With Aerial Imagery  InsideGoogle » part of the Blog News Channel Says:

    […] If you find the Craigslist / Google Maps mashup limiting, Gary has pointed to Homepages, which combines aerial photos with real estate listings. You can search for houses for sale or recently sold (which can be very useful), and see photos of the houses taken at street level as well as vital stats, and its all sortable (something few Google products do). […]

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