Google has announced that real estate listings will no longer be displayed on Google Maps.
As of February 10th, the ability to find for-sale and rental properties as well as foreclosures through the search function on Google Maps will no longer be available. Real estate professionals will also no longer be able to upload property listings to the search engine’s classifieds site Google Base.
A Google blog post explains the reasoning behind stopping the service:
In part due to low usage, the proliferation of excellent property-search tools on real estate websites, and the infrastructure challenge posed by the impending retirement of the Google Base API (used by listing providers to submit listings), we’ve decided to discontinue the real estate feature within Google Maps on February 10, 2011.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/google_maps_retires_real_estate_listings/2909
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