Google Map Places

If you run a community-oriented business have you considered a map showing features of interest around your neighborhood?  The Google Maps API makes it easy.  You can designate items of interest to show, such as:

  •  Museums,
  • Art Galleries
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee Shops
  • Parks,

and many, many more. View all the types of places available here.

Here is an example for the main retail district of my city:

There are many things you could do this this.  Put your business at the center of the map with a permanent marker and popup, then show points of interest around you.  Are you a Bed & Breakfast or Hotel?  How about stores and restaurants in walking distance?  A coffee shop?  Show nearby parks or bookstores.  Own rentals or selling a home?  Show nearby amenities.

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