February 08, 2005

Google maps

Writing about web page http://maps.google.com/maps

Yesterday Google launched the beta version of Google Maps.
This version consists only of the US, but hopefully they will expand it at a later date..

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  1. Andrew Ingram

    they're taking over the world.

    08 Feb 2005, 14:13

  2. I love the way it will let you scroll off the side of America and there is just ocean and nothing else…forever. Americans eh :)

    08 Feb 2005, 14:29

  3. Andrew Ingram

    Soon there'll just be Googlezon.

    08 Feb 2005, 14:49

  4. John Dale

    Nice. I like the way it scrolls when you move up or down, then fills in the missing bit. It's much more intuitive than other map services like Multimap, where the whole page is redrawn when you click the arrows, so you lose track of where you were.

    08 Feb 2005, 15:04

  5. John Dale

    Ooh, and you can drag around the map with your mouse as well as using the on-screen arrows. And it supports key presses too (arrow keys to move, and plus or minus to zoom in or out). Truly Google are the masters of javascript.

    08 Feb 2005, 20:18

  6. Hannah Vickery

    Cool, I didn't notice that. As Kieran said, it is rather amusing how the US is floating entirely alone in the ocean:)

    09 Feb 2005, 09:36

  7. Steven Carpenter

    Just had a go at this; the interface is really intuitive and the caching works well too; the lack of 'redraw' and the clever scrolling are very nice indeed. I also like the route planner graphics.

    14 Feb 2005, 16:42

  8. jo

    the internet is taking over the world soon we will be able to zoom so far that we will be able to see throurgh each others windows
    love jo xxxxxxxxxxxx

    29 Mar 2005, 10:01

  9. Chris Higham

    They now cover the UK but it's just us and the yanks in the world!

    09 May 2005, 17:14


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