Google has rolled out a location aware search feature at an event in Paris. The new feature uses your real time location to modify its answers to various questions.
Location aware search will take into account your current location and gives you results about landmarks, locations and businesses around you. It will even offer informatins about popular places, point of interests like cafe, park, restaurant and more. Basically, the new tool allows users to ask about a certain place without naming it. Google gave an example like “How tall is it?” and the search answered in context to Empire State Building based on the user location.
According to a user on Reddit, here are a few more examples on what you can ask Google:
- What is this museum?
- When does this restaurant open?
- How tall is this? (when standing next to a tower)
- When was this built? (for monuments)
- What’s the name of this church?
- What’s the phone number for this pharmacy?
At present, it is not known if the location aware search feature is live for everyone. Google has always focused on improving the search and the addition of location awareness will only enhance its offerings further.