I suspect everybody has used 'local search' on Google Maps at some stage or other, but its not the only type of search you can find on the web.
Here's a list of services I have so far:
Placeopedia - Geolocates wikipedia articles.
Wikimapia - searches user descriptions of places and displays the results on a map.
I tried the search terms strawberry fields. Search didn't work on Wikimapi :(
- so I tried random place, so it does have data!
Both of these services are using Google Maps.
I've put these on one page, but will add more Web Search services of this type as I find them or people send them to me.
Posts in the series are available here.