An increasing number of mapping services are incorporating neighborhood data. Google appears to be the latest…
Recently Google Maps introduced the ability to perform searches by neighborhoods. Neighborhoods tend to be somewhat informally defined but well recognized in certain cities. Neighborhood search is now available in fifty US cities, with more to follow.
You can now do searches such as bagels upper east side new york and restaurants, over the rhine, cincinnati on Google Maps. Additionally, this capability allows you to do city-level searches where the city is uniquely named, regardless of size, such as bakery corpus christi, or movie theater albuquerque.
Others include Maponics, Yahoo!, Yelp and others, according to Screenwerk and Unhandled Perception, among others.
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