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  1.    #1  
    You have got to love the maps that come with the Google Local What?/Where? searches. This is worth a separate post.
    FastFrank
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    You have got to love the maps that come with the Google Local What?/Where? searches. This is worth a separate post. After seeing map, select Menu & W to wide screen the map. Also try the zoom & N, S, E, W functions. This would be nice with Dir Assist.

    Try it at:

    http://www.google.com/lochp

    Use "pizza" and "48430" as a starter.
    FastFrank
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    <merged> Sure, worth another post but not separate threads.
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    I hit return by mistake before finishing. Didn't know how to delete. Thanx for the fix.
    FastFrank
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    It google local, images and web for mobile all in one

    Google xhtml

    i replaced the google bookmark that came installed on the treo 650 with this one its great.
    Wisdom sheds light on the knowledge you have accumulated

    Palm Pre (Sprint)
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    thats all fine and dandy, but the map is the size of my fingernail. any way to make it full screen?
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    yeah, that's my problem with the mobile version - the map is so small that you have to zoom way in to see anything so three or so downloads later you get a map where you can distinguish the roads, but is too small so you don't see the names!! Ugh! I may end up sticking with the regular google local to get the bigger map.
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    Thanks Frank, this is way much better than the google SMS service.

    You can view the map better by using the wide view instead of optimize.
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    I'll have to agree with wball and nybble- the map is very small. Changing from Optimized view to Wide view as ronbo suggests does absolutely nothing to increase that map size for me.

    Can you really see a difference?

    Thank goodness for TomTom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastFrank
    After seeing map, select Menu & W to wide screen the map.
    This does bubkiss for me, map still a thumbnail. Have you been able to widescreen the map?
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    Wide Page viewing works fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ree Nigne
    This does bubkiss for me, map still a thumbnail. Have you been able to widescreen the map?
    Ditto, no difference.
    Palm Pilot Personal -> Palm III -> Palm IIIx -> Visor Prism -> Clie TJ37 -> Treo 650 -> GSM Centro
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    Using the xhtml google link the map is small no matter what the mode, but using the www.google.com/lochp link gives a bigger map in wide mode than in optimized mode (and both those maps are bigger than the xhtml one)
    Unlocked GSM Palm 650.
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    Ahhh...maybe thats the problem. Ronbo and I were using the lochp page, and the others the xhtml?
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    I'm thinking the denser your area the more you'll need to zoom. More suburban areas probably get the best results as far as how the map appears.
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    google.com/lochp doesn't seem to display a map on Xiino, only on Blazer...
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    that did it, much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    Ahhh...maybe thats the problem. Ronbo and I were using the lochp page, and the others the xhtml?
    /lochp appears to be where you wind up if you hit www.google.com/local with Blazer, i.e. it's the regular Google Local, not the PDA-optimized version that you get at mobile.google.com/local.

    It seems that the PDA-optimized variant is dumbed-down for our superior devices.
    Palm Pilot Personal -> Palm III -> Palm IIIx -> Visor Prism -> Clie TJ37 -> Treo 650 -> GSM Centro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    Ahhh...maybe thats the problem. Ronbo and I were using the lochp page, and the others the xhtml?
    Yep. It's a tradeoff - the lochp page gives a full screen maps from which you can zoom in/out by direct link to levels of magnification (xhtml has small map and requires a new page load for every level of magnification), but the xhtml page loads results much faster and puts the map at the top (xhtml is a bit slow, and you have to scroll to the bottom for the map).

    Conclusion: I bookmarked both and will use xhtml first to get address and phone number info. If I need the map, I'll go to lochp. Would be nice if the map in the mobile local was bigger, maybe the small size of most mobile phone browser windows requires a small map - or would it be even smaller? Google, can you help us out? In fact, while you're coding, just go ahead and knock out a "Google Treo" optimized portal, eh?

    Google Treo, mmmh, aaaaah. [slaps self to snap out of it]
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    yeah, i've pretty much came to the same conclusion. in my excitement I had immediately switched to the mobile optimized one.. but with all the zooming I have to do it takes pretty much just about the same time to get the info and is more annoying. Heh.
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