Google Extends Knowledge Graph To Google MapsBy: Chris Crum - May 14, 2014
Google continues to expand its Knowledge Graph in different ways. It’s now being extended to Google Maps and getting video content.
James Gibbons spotted a new Google Maps feature called Quick Facts, which appears when you search for some locations. Search Engine Land confirmed that the content in these cards comes from the Knowledge Graph. Here are a couple of examples.
As far as the video content goes, Google has been showing video thumbnails on searches for basketball teams. Here’s what it looks like:
If you click the video, it opens up right on the search results page. In this example, it’s an official NBA YouTube video of highlights from the latest game.
It’s unclear if Google is doing this with other types of searches.
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