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twallyf

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Oct 20, 2007
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Google Maps doesn't do everything its supposed to for me. Whenever I do a search for restaurants in a city, it says it can't find the address. Could it be that there are just no restaurants listed around me?

Also, what cities does the traffic function work in?
 

psylichon

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Oct 31, 2007
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#2
Give us an example search that you're trying. Google maps will tend to search around the area centered on the map first, even if given a city or zipcode in the search. I tend to search for zipcode/city first... center the map to where I am or am going to be, then search for what I want.
 

Youngbinks

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#3
^^That's what I do as well. It takes longer but due to the lack of GPS this is what we're forced to do. Traffic isn't available everywhere as of yet and I have no idea of all of the cities it's available in but I'm sure you can go to google maps on your computer and find out more there.
 

Boosted_Brian

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Oct 30, 2007
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It just worked great for me and my trip from Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando, however, I never had to search any restaurants, the directions were spot on and very understandable and complete. I actually liked using it a lot better than mapquest. The GPS function would be nice for when you miss an exit or take an early turn. The only other complaint i have is the lack of alternative routes.
 

twallyf

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Oct 20, 2007
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#5
Got it

I tried doing a search first, selecting which place I want to go to, then hit directions to here and type in the starting address. Works like a charm.