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Jimmy K:
This is probably some glich (maybe) but for some quick entertainment, go to a Google map of Albany, GA here - http://goo.gl/maps/pteZk
 
Albany is home to a MillerCoors brewery which is marked on the upper left side of the map.
 
Now type "brewery" into the search bar and see what it brings up.

a10t2:
I don't know if it's a glitch, but that's just the way Google Maps processes searches. If you haven't set a location it just defaults to a global search, no matter where the map is focused.

It's strange that the first result is Deschutes though... Isn't Google in California? It isn't the top search either: http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=brewery

theDarkSide:
Cool...a wormhole to the West Coast.

narvin:
It's because you're linking to Albany by lat-lon, I think.  If I actually search for Albany, NY and then search for brewery it shows nearby breweries.

Jimmy K:

--- Quote from: narvin on February 04, 2013, 01:55:34 PM ---If I actually search for Albany, NY and then search for brewery it shows nearby breweries.

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This is Albany, GA.  And if you search for Albany, GA - then search for brewery it goes to Deschutes. Any other location in the country and this works fine. Also, search for just about anything else around Albany, GA and it works correctly.
 

--- Quote from: a10t2 on February 04, 2013, 12:30:04 PM ---I don't know if it's a glitch, but that's just the way Google Maps processes searches. If you haven't set a location it just defaults to a global search, no matter where the map is focused.

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Local map search works for every other search I've done in any location. This is how I plan my vacations. If you type 'restaurants' it shows you restaurants around Albany. 'IKEA' and it shows you the nearest IKEA, which is an hour away.

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