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October 11, 2011

Google Maps Adds Layer Previews

Google Maps replaced the static icons for the satellite and street maps layers with interactive previews of the layers. I'm not sure if they're useful, but they look a lot better than the icons.

Corey, a reader of this blog, found a better way to describe the new feature: "When you're looking at a map in normal view, the satellite view button shows what the satellite view looks like on the little square where the button is and acts like a window to satellite view like you're looking through the regular map and it follows the map as it moves. I thought that was pretty cool."

{ Thanks, Corey. }


  1. i must admit this is pretty neat!

  2. For me, it worked on Chrome and not Safari.

  3. Dammit, I saw this maybe 5 months ago and thought it was normal...

  4. is that a apps by which we can target some ones location ??
    please let me know some info about this.


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