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Google Maps for the Rich and Famous – Heliport Transit Options

By Taylor Cimala on 11-18-09 in Local Search, Maps, Off Topic

My fellow rich and famous, the wait is over! For years Google has kept us all down by only allowing public transportation options in Google Maps. Take a bus? You’ve got to be kidding me! Subway? Isn’t that a restaurant? What about the dozens of us hard working Americans that have access to a private helicopter? Aren’t we people, too?


In between sips of champagne from this diamond encrusted glass, I’ve grown a bit hungry for some pizza. While performing some internet sleuthing, I (and by I, I’m obviously referring to my minions) have uncovered a hidden gem of helicopteraire wisdom. Google now offers heliport access as a public transit option in Google Maps!


Behold the beauty:


Pizza Hut Heliport Access

Pizza Hut in Novi, MI to view the place page in Google Maps


Papa John's Heliport Access

Papa John’s in Elgin, IL to view the place page in Google Maps


Now the age old question, Papa Johns or Pizza Hut?



Taylor Cimala is the Strategic Director at Digital Third Coast Internet Marketing, a Search Engine Marketing company based in Chicago. You can find Taylor on Twitter and Google+. Connect with Digital Third Coast on Google+.

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7 comments
Matthew Hunt
Matthew Hunt

I see stuff like this all the time. Makes me laugh. I think as you see the local become more competitive you'll see stuff like this disappear.

Paul
Paul

Amazing as always :)

Taylor Cimala
Taylor Cimala

@Julie - welcome to the club! Although you'd probably prefer to have not joined... @David - thanks for stopping by. As the leading Google helicopter expert, feel free to include me in next year's local search ranking factors panel.

David Mihm
David Mihm

Good find, Taylor. Perhaps "proximity to heliport" should now be considered when deciding where to locate a new business :)

Julie Gallaher
Julie Gallaher

You crack me up. I may qualify as the rich and famous (or maybe not) My only helicopter ride was 21 months ago when I cartwheeled down the side of a mountain 30 feet - and the California Highway Patrol had to airlift me safety. That heliport is on top of Sutter Roseville Hospital but since it's not open to the public ...

George
George

Haha...maybe you were logged in as donald_trump@gmail.com?!?

Brian Hogue
Brian Hogue

Whew, what a relief. Nothing like dusting off the chopper to go get a $12 thin crust pizza. Shame on all those people bad mouthing the health care system, they provide health care to 7% of the population and helipads to .00001% of the population.

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