Among the many features that Google provides to its user, the one that stands to be the most helpful is Google Maps. Right from accurate navigation to going to a place you have never visited before, Google maps helps you get everything under one tab.
People use it all the time and it has been an indispensable source of information since the inception of Google Maps. The recent addition to the innumerable updates that Google has provided, street view was becoming a major hit with people.
Google Maps does this and it has plenty of other features which have people find their way. It offers real time traffic conditions with Google traffic. Moreover, you can also get a 360 degree panoramic view of a place on Google maps.
The one thing for which Google was immensely popular was finding local business. If you want to find a new restaurant or know about the nearest salon in your area, then Google maps had the addresses listed on their site. This was extremely helpful for every user who referred to Google maps.
But, the recent developments have shown that Google has started hiding the accurate address of the local places or listing. It shows which locality you will have to go in but the accurate local address is not there. People do already not like this new development but maybe Google has a reason behind this.
If they do, we will have to wait and find out.
Here are before and after screen shots from the Local Search Forums:
Before (showing addresses):