Filed under Local SEO

Google Maps Now Highlights Cities

Google Maps added a new feature that highlights cities with a grey dotted line and pink highlighted fill color. This is a pretty solid feature that helps to better distinguish specific towns/cities from their neighbors which sometimes have tricky or unclear boundaries.

I just ran into this feature while searching for Magna, UT where Municipal Waste will be playing a show on April 10th, 2012.

Google Maps view of Magna, UT

Google Maps adds highlighted city feature

As you can see in this example, Salt Lake City has numerous subsections and neighboring areas that used to get lost within the “greater” SLC area. This new feature could prove useful for people moving to a new area as it’ll help distinguish various neighborhoods and aid in research of ideal living neighborhoods.

Tagged ,