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Google Maps Adds A Really Neat New Feature-"Draggable Driving Directions!"

July 19, 2007

Google Maps now lets you choose your route and add destinations!

Now try it yourself!

Check out this route from LGA to 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.

Google maps by default takes you on the Grand Central West to the congested BQE.

Let’s say you want to go on the Jackie Robinson instead. Just put your mouse at the beginning of the route and a white square will show up saying “Drag to change route.” Drag the box to the right about an inch to force the route onto the Grand Central West. Google will now automatically reroute you over the Jackie Robinson.

You can right click on the Start/pause/end points to remove them. Additionally you can right click anywhere on the map to add a new destination, or to add an origin if you have removed all start/stop points.

Pretty cool, no?

Free Google 411 Service!

July 10, 2007

Related Posts:
Free 411 Service (Posted 09/25/05)
Google SMS (Posted 03/13/06)
More 411 Numbers (Posted 03/13/06)

I thought I wrote about this a while ago, but a quick search didn’t reveal anything, so here it is.
Google offers free 411 service to look up business phone numbers.
The neat thing about it is that Google will connect you directly to the business, so you don’t have to deal with writing down the number like with other free 411 services.
Another neat feature is that Google will send you an SMS with all of the business details including their address!

Both of these access numbers are free from any phone:

Learn more:
Goog 411 Linky