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New Google Maps Features

Monday, August 16th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

So, I was going to look up an address on Google Maps the other day and I noticed the special “Labs” icon in the upper-right had corner.

It looks like this:


Naturally, I clicked on it. (How could I not?)

To my surprise, and delight, I found that Google had added a host of new features for use in Google Maps. There’s an option for a distance measurement tool, interface navigation tweaks, aerial imagery (a’la and even an option to shorten a Google Maps URL, so you’re no pasting a link the length of a book to anyone.


Just put dot in the Enable/Disable radio button and hit Save Changes to start enjoying these advanced features! If you find you don’t like them, just follow the same steps and put a dot next to Disable.

Personally, I think it’s all pretty neat!


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