Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Brief History of Google Maps

Google's 'Hello World' introductory website for the new look Google Maps not only lets you apply for an invitation to the new look map but includes a lot of other interesting information.

The site includes a 'Tips and Tricks' section which includes some interesting advice on features you might not be aware of in Google Maps. It also includes a great infographic exploring the history behind Google Maps.

In a A Brief History of Google Maps Pegman walks you through a timeline of some of the important developments in the history of Google's online map service. As you scroll down the page Pegman walks along a highway on the map showing you when features such as live traffic, Street View and indoor maps were added to Google Maps.

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