Yahoo! Local Adds a Circle to Mark the Spot

  • Posted April 23rd, 2008 at 9:31 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Local

Time is of the essence, so looking for that new restaurant or finding a local spa shouldn’t add to your busy day. The Yahoo! Local team had that in mind when they rolled out a new feature to help everyone from the consummate explorer to the geographically-challenged find local businesses quicker and more easily. Now, you can make refinements to your local queries in real-time, directly on the map, based on a specific geographic radius.

So, let’s say you want to find some great Mexican food in the San Francisco area. You start by searching ‘Mexican Restaurant, San Francisco‘ and a laundry list of Mexican restaurants pops up. But, perhaps you love the vibe along the water and want to find a restaurant in that specific area. To take your search a layer deeper and save you time, hit the ‘Expand Map’ in the map window and a circle will now appear. You can then shrink, expand or move the circle around to concentrate on a particular area on the map. Without havng to run your search agan, the map will automatically re-populate based on your modifications.

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Give it a test drive and let the team know what you think here.

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