Updated Google Maps Integrates Google Earth and a Slew of Awesome Features Updated Google Maps Integrates Google Earth and a Slew of Awesome Features
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Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, just wrapped up for the afternoon in San Francisco, but not before introducing dozens of new features that promise the future of technology.
One of the most wowing is the redesign of Google Maps for desktop. The user interface has basically been re-imaged "from the ground up." The ambitious goal is to make a robust, real-time, personalized map for everyone.
The new map feature builds in Google Earth (with real-time clouds!) and Street View for even better navigation, highlights local businesses (plus reviews) and makes recommendations based on what your friends like.
Check out an interview with the lead designer via TechCrunch for more details, or see for yourself in the preview version here and in this video: