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Google Maps, Google Local and Google Places now called Google+ Local

To keep up with the changing landscape of social networking and local results, Google has yet again renamed and enhanced it’s local results to Google+ Local (formerly known as Google Maps, Google Local, and Google Places).

The new experience ties in Google+ into Google Maps and business listings, plus adds Zagat reviews to the foreground. Refer to June 15th blog post for more information.

As Google announced on their Google+ page:

Today we’re rolling out Google+ Local, a simple way to discover and share local information featuring ZAGAT scores and recommendations from people you trust in Google+.From the new “Local” icon on the left-hand side of Google+, you can search for specific places or browse for ones that fit your mood. Clicking on any place will take you to a local Google+ page that includes photos, Zagat’s high-quality scores and summaries, reviews from people in your circles and other information like address and opening hours.

Google+ Local is also integrated across the other products you already use every day, including Search, Maps and mobile, so you can get the same great local information wherever you go.

For article source and screenshots illustrating some of the new Google+ Local features, go to