Thursday, June 27, 2013

Looking for housing (or anything else?) Craigslist now has maps!

This looks like a boon to apartment, bargain and whatever else-hunters: Craigslist now has a map for many of their listings. Simply click on your category, then map view, and pow, all the results are mapped out. The results are clustered, so zoom in and they'll start to spread out. Then click and you can see the listings.

They also added a "grid view" with big pictures and a "pic view," oddly with smaller pictures.

Of course, that's reliant on the people accurately putting their locations on there, but for things where that's important (like, say, apartments) you'd hope they would. I would guess that means it's less handy for things might not put their address in the ad, like stuff for sale, but still, pretty handy.

I wish I had this when I was looking for places in the past. Definitely a big help.

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