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Google Local (Search by Location)

Restrict your search to a particular geographic area.

Click on the Local link above the Google search box

Web    Images    Groups    News    Froogle    LocalNew!    more »
or visit and then enter in the Google Local search box
a location
350 5th Ave, New York
a business
restaurants near the Metropolitan Museum of Art
SJC to 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
San Francisco to 94105

Google Local, aka Search by Location,, scouts the web for addresses and clues to pinpoint where things are located.

Restrict your search to a particular geographic area

Not only is Search by Location good for finding businesses and landmarks, but it can find locations of places that aren't listed in phonebooks. For example, you can find places that appeared in the film Sleepless in Seattle.

Screen shot showing results restricted to a particular geographic area.

See these results on a map by clicking on the link just above your search results.

Screen shot of map showing where results are located.


This problem set gives you practice with using Google Local. For hints and answers to selected problems, see the Solutions page in the Appendix.

  1. Find Thai restaurants in the zip code 94041 in Mountain View, California.

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