Ash Nallawalla's blog

Get Directions from Google Maps Australia

The first time I noticed that Google Maps is an Australian activity was when Google HR called me and told me to apply for a position in the Google Maps team. As you can tell, I’m a marketing guy, not a developer so Google didn’t want me for the role…

Nevertheless, the Google Maps team has coped without my help, rather well in fact. We are seeing more features all the time. One I just noticed is the ability to plot driving directions within Australia on a map and also turn-by-turn directions like the old RACV strip maps. Here is how the Sydney Googlers get from the Opera House to the Down Under Googleplex. Here is a great overview.

You may notice a link to Google Maps for Mobile, but owing to a typo it gives a 404 instead of taking you here. When I get a GPS-equipped mobile, I’ll get more out of that link, but current owners of Palm, Blackberry or Windows Mobile phones should check it out.

Ash Nallawalla

Search strategist experienced in large, complex websites. Ash's Google+ profile

Related Posts

Will Experts Exchange become a victim of the new Chrome extension?

Feel free to share...Google just released a new extension for its Chrome browser. Initially I wasn’t sure what it is called, as it seemed to be “block sites from Google’s web search results”. On closer inspection, it is “Personal Blocklist” and here is the official description: The personal blocklist extension will transmit to Google the […]

Read More

JC Penney followup: Doug Pierce’s research for the NYT expose

Feel free to share...A few blogs have picked up the story about the paid links allegedly obtained by JC Penney’s former SEO company SearchDex. Vanessa Fox’s detailed article in SearchEngineLand led me to Doug Unplugged, the blog of Doug Pierce, of Blue Fountain Media. An interesting find by Doug was SearchDex’s client list, which has […]

Read More

Older Posts