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Getting lost in the new Google Maps

20
Feb
2014

The day before Google was set to show the world the new version of Maps at last year’s I/O conference in San Francisco, its biggest problem was extraterrestrial. The zoomed-out Google Earth view of the world, which was being integrated into Maps for the first time, appeared to be broken — but it turned out that the bug was a feature. Its been nearly a year now since we saw a brand-new version of Google Maps, rebuilt from the ground up to integrate Street View, Google Earth, and the rest of Googles location services into a single place. The new Google Maps has been available to users who request an invitation since May — but starting today, its becoming the default version for all users.

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