Some days back I was searching Google Maps and noticed the “Explore this Area” link. I guess I was too busy or something to fully digest the implications of this. Then, I notice the “More” layer appear next to “Map”. Photos from Panoramio?
I mentioned this to Dave P. from Google yesterday, but it kind of seemed like news to him as well. Question: What is Google doing with the layers? What layers are coming next?
I just answered one of my own burning questions. And the answer is Yes. Google is entering into vertical search across their platforms and more. Holy Crap!
While we were blabbing, the Real Estate layer was added. And News is coming next week.
Will this eliminate the need for user created maps? Or will the human filter again rise to the top?