Most of our readers were already aware of the new Google Maps interface available in beta for quite some time already, as of yesterday, the new Google Maps is there for everybody.
The highlights according to the announcement:
- Make smarter decisions. Simply search for “coffee” in your neighborhood, and you’ll be able to see results and snippets right on the map. […]
- Get where you're going, faster. […] And with the new real-time traffic reports and Street View previews, you’ll become a commuting ninja.
- See the world from every angle. […] The new “carousel” at the bottom of the map makes all this imagery easy to access, so you can explore the world with a click.
Here's the 2-minutes video presenting the new Google Maps. It's a significant improvement over the version we're used to.