I love maps. I love how I can explore remote areas of my town and other parts of the world. Google is in the process of revamping it’s Google Maps app for the desktop. There is a new search box and the entire map is now interactive. Clicking anywhere will focus the map on that location and show you helpful things, like related places and the best ways to get there.
It now gathers all the imagery of a location into one spot, making it easy to explore your world from every angle and more and more it’s starting to behave like Google Earth, my primary desktop exploring tool.
Here is a screenshot of Squamish using the Google Maps. Try it out for yourself.