Google Plots Your Recommendations On Maps For You

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Google is now putting business labels for places that users have rated using Google Places on maps. Users can see what they rated a place for future reference.

Google will also display additional places it thinks you’ll like through personalized recommendations based on the places and ratings you’ve already shared.

“Since the My Places tab was released earlier this summer, you’ve been able to view all the places you’ve rated in one manageable list,” says software engineer Myles Jordan on the Google Lat Long Blog. “This list is now being used to personalize your view of Google Maps, enabling you to visualize all the various places you’ve visited, loved, loathed, and might want to check out right on the map.”

This new offering is a complement to that.

“Whereas old paper road maps only became ‘personalized’ when you accidentally folded them the wrong way, spilled a drink on them while driving or physically got out a highlighter to circle locations of interest, we hope this simple and lightweight way of emphasizing the places you’ve shared your opinions about makes Google Maps even more personal, relevant and helpful,” says Jordan.

The new features are available from the desktop and Google Maps for Android.

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