Google, after a steady stream of superior products(image search, local search, price search, news index, catalog search, gmail, usenet search and client, answers, alerts, adsense, and a lot more.), came out last week with the best map site I have ever seen. I think it's a pretty fair bet that Google, backed by the forces of good, will complete its process of world domination within a relatively short period of time, and I welcome it.
As if reading my mind, someone has already made a Mycroft plugin for it. I am waiting for Google mind-reading.
Google maps is cool, to be sure, but I am going to hold back on my praise until I see A) One-ways marked, and B) some sign of what town I am looking at if I am on the 3 closest levels of zoom. I can scroll 75 miles east of my original destination and my display will still say "IA 50501".
I realize it is beta and I LOVE a lot of what I see, but it is funny how some of the little things are the last thing to come around...they can label all the railroads but you can't see the Zip of the area you are looking at.
It will be excellent in a little while, I have no doubt about it.
8:59 PM, Feb 10, 2005
GMind. I, for one, welcome our new Google overlords.
11:35 PM, Feb 10, 2005
3:29 PM, Feb 11, 2005
There is a link at the top of the maps page for feedback. I would highly suggest using it, if you wish for Google's service to improve.
11:19 PM, Feb 13, 2005
I know this is from the past, but i would like to point out that i used Google Maps last night and DIDN'T like it. I'm going back to Mapquest.
11:58 PM, Mar 7, 2005