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Keir Clarke [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
11 years ago4,857 views

Google Maps has a new UI that seems to have gone live in the last half hour.

googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2 ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Previously spotted as an experiment back in May:
blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-0 ...

quet [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Yeah, I just noticed it about 10 mins ago as well. It looks cleaner now without the orange tab options at the top. The direction input boxes have moved from the split view boxes at the top to the left pane view. Now, they just need to add a "Roundtrip" option to the directions. I know most of the time its just the reverse of a trip, but certainly not always (one way streets, etc) and it would be nice to see the total miles and time for it.

Also, the arrow to hide the left pane is now in the blue header section above the map instead of in the middle of the separator itself.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

now official:
google-latlong.blogspot.com/20 ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The blue header is excactly the same color as the header in the search results. It looks better this way i think.

Above 5 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Joe L. [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Needs two more features

1) give a way to collapse the upper pane, so nearly the full browser is covered with the map. Sometimes I just want to explore as big of a map as possible, and don't need links or search bars cluttering the page

2) a way to Clear results!! Often I use a "seed search" to get to the general area I want to go – like I'll put in the name of a city to get to the city, then manually zoom/pan from there. But there is no way to remove the pushpins of the original search from the map (unless I do another search), or to clear the search bar, which is useful if I want to use the "link to this page" feature.

scjm [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yuck.

Marcin Sochacki (Wanted) [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Joe L.
For full screen Google Maps view I always head to wikimapia.org, which has an added bonus of community added placemarks.

John Lambo [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Nice!

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The full screen option has existed for a long time now. It's just now more noticeable on how to access it.

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]scjm
Welcome to web 2.0!

DaveB [PersonRank 3]

11 years ago #

The 1st day this was announced, I had the new UI.

Since then, every time I go to Maps, I am still getting the old UI.

Anyone else still seeing the old one now?

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

i'm getting the old one for maps.google.com , but am getting the new one for maps.google.co.uk

fruitycake [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]DaveB: Try deleting your cookies, your preferences are probably stored at google in which case an identifying key will be used to retrieve them.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Now all they need to do is find a way to cut down on the number of buttons. It's starting to get out of hand...


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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I was on holiday, is the Google Maps Transit covered here yet:
google.com/transit?utm_campaig ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

More here:
Google Maps Adds Mass Transit Support For S60 And Windows Mobile Phones
informationweek.com/blog/main/ ...

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