Google Maps Enables Search for Complete User-Generated Maps

Google Maps has a feature called "My Maps" where users can create custom maps marking points of interest. Users can set them as private or as public and share them. Until now, the complete maps didn't show up in the results.

That's changing, however, as Google rolls out the ability to view these complete maps by including them in the search results. Google made several suggestions of search terms to try as an example. When I click on the link from the Google LatLong blog, it works.

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When I search the term on my own, I don't get the results. It's still relying too heavily on my current location.

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