Google Likes Us!

Google Maps has determined that most of the Lower Polk Community Benefit District is an “area of interest.” According to Google, “areas of interest” are places where there’s a lot of activities and things to do. We think that is an accurate description of the Lower Polk!

Here is more information:

“Google Maps has a feature that makes exploring a new city incredibly easy — so long as you’re okay with being a little bit uncertain about what your outings will be like. It’s a year-old feature called “Areas of Interest,” and from asking around The Verge office, it seems like most people don’t even realize it’s there.

“If you’ve ever noticed orange splotches around certain streets in Google Maps, that’s exactly what I’m talking about. Those orange marks highlight frequently traveled areas that, according to Google, are dense with restaurants, bars, and shops. They’re largely determined by algorithm (Google sure does have the data to know where people are going), but in some extremely dense areas, like New York City, Google says it picks locations by hand, too.”

Read more at The Verge. . . and here at the Google Blog.

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