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Not sure how many of you are familiar with using Google for information hacking, and anyway this is not really that advanced at all, but as I've noticed almost everyone here who runs their own shop has a maps.x.x web address:

http://www.google.co...rch?q=site:maps

Basically, returns all URL's containing maps. So a lot of maps.x.com, etc.

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I haven't Google-hacked much at all. It seems like an interesting way to spend time. I am not too sure why I would do this except out of curiosity.

Here is a search using carto is the search string.

How many other "Google-search modifyers" are there besides 'site:'?

co-cartographic creator of boringmaps.com


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There are a lot. There is a whole book on Google Hacking published by O'Reilly. Anyway, a good place to start is the advanced search.

http://www.google.co...ed_search?hl=en

And some more info from Google:

http://www.google.co...finesearch.html

It may start out as a curiosity... but improving your search results is very useful in many situations :)

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Here is a search to find all http://gis.x.x servers!

Google for: site:gis. -www

http://www.google.co...=site:gis. -www

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Google Hacks will be the subject of the Friday night banquet speech at this year's NACIS conference. Watch for a preliminary program in about two weeks.
Dennis McClendon, Chicago CartoGraphics
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