February 7, 2005

Google Maps Goes Live

Congratulations to the maps.google.com team! The new Google Maps beta with directions and what I think is the best user interface for this kind of thing on the web is live. Some cool searches:

  • Indian Food in Berkely
  • Books in San Francisco
  • Lobbyists in DC
  • Acting Schools in Los angeles.
  • Tulips in Holland, Michigan


    Things to try:

  • Click the pin! Check the drop shadow..
  • Click and drag the image.
  • Scroll in and out with the magnification bar.
  • Click in the middle of the compass to return to the original searched point.

    This is pretty cool! Remember, this is still beta stuff, but it is sure neat.
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