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Google Now introduces Location Aware Search

Search giant Google has added a new feature to Google Now called Location Aware Search, that detects a user’s location and answers questions based on that data, reports Search Engine Land. For example a query like ‘How big is this lake?’ will return answers depending on which lake the user is standing next to. The feature was announced by the company at an event in Paris earlier this week. To use the feature users need to enable Google Now to access location data. We tested this feature and it worked pretty well. It provided detailed answers to questions like “How big is this city”, “nearest rickshaw stand”, “nearest theatre” and “how far to the International Airport from here”. However, the feature failed to answer more nuanced questions like “nearest theater that’s playing Mad Max” and other such variations, instead returning search results. Behshad Behzadi of @google at @SMX_Paris showing example of Now on Tap finding answers from Chrome #SMXParis #smx pic.twitter.com/cuuifKh77P — Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) June 9, 2015 The app works equally well in outdoor situations, and questions like ‘how long is this river’, ‘how tall is this monument’, ‘how big is this lake’, etc. are answered correctly depending on the user’s location. Other than location based questions the app can also answer contextual questions, for example a user could search for a movie star, then ask Google Now, ‘Where was she born”, and the app answers the question correctly. The app also answers questions based on the apps users…

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