Books on Google Maps

Google is a company that owns a huge number of online solutions that were meant to revolutionize the internet and to allow us to do exactly the same computer activities like in the offline mode. For example, the search giant designed Google Docs & Spreadsheets, an online official solution that allows you to create and […]

Google is a company that owns a huge number of online solutions that were meant to revolutionize the internet and to allow us to do exactly the same computer activities like in the offline mode. For example, the search giant designed Google Docs & Spreadsheets, an online official solution that allows you to create and edit documents directly from the official website of the service. Because the solutions provided by the company are very well-developed and popular, the company tries to make certain applications even more powerful by 
creating interoperability between two solutions  that can provide each another multiple functions.

One of the most known compatibilities between two solutions provided by Google is represented by the Google Talk – Gmail interoperability that allows you to talk using the instant messaging network developed by the search giant directly from the interface of the mail service. This way, Google implemented the powerful features of Google Talk directly into the Gmail’s website so all the owners of a mail account can communicate with other friends directly from the interface of the web-based mail.

Today, the company announced a new interoperability between two other products provided by Google, Maps and Books that helps all the users of any of the two services use their favorite solution better.

“So why not visualize places mentioned in books on a map? Now you can. Our team has begun to animate the static information found in books by organizing a sample of locations from them on an interactive Google Map, with snippets of text from the book, and links to the actual pages where the locations are mentioned. When our automatic techniques determine that there are a good number of quality locations from a book to show you, you'll find a map on the "About this book" page,” David Petrou, Software Engineer, said on the official blog of the company.

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