Have you been wanting to try out the new Google Maps preview that everyone has been talking about? Then you will definitely love this bit of good news! Google has made the new Maps preview available to all users starting this week.
The new Maps preview is still in the beta stage at the moment, so expect to see some tweaks and minor changes along the way as Google works the last few kinks out.
As seen in the upper left corner of the screenshot above, you can access: Directions, Photo Tours, Photos, Street View, Explore the Area, and Check for Traffic/Transit Information all right from the new Maps interface.
Here is a bit more about what you can expect to see in the new Maps preview:
From the CNET News blog post: The update sports a new full-screen interface and a visual update based on Google Now-inspired “cards” aesthetic.
The update uses vector data instead of graphical tiles, allowing maps to load faster, even when using a new “Zoom out” feature that lets users zoom out to outer space.
See what the new Google Maps looks like in action with the following video.
Hurry on over to try out the new Google Maps and learn more about the new features using the links below.
Meet the new Google Maps [YouTube]
- Published 07/17/13