New Google Maps Hands-on

Been playing around with the new version myself and must say it’s a great step forward.

Here’s the official Google Promo Video:

The new Google Maps draws you a tailored map for every search and click you make. So whatever you’re trying to find or wherever you’re trying to go, you’ll always have a map highlighting the things that matter most.

As a developer you can already trigger your maps into using the visual refresh by setting the global google.maps.visualRefres property to true (note: you must include v3.exp!). Most likely Google Maps v4 will unleash the full power of the New Google Maps to us, developers.

Meet the new Google Maps →

Related: Google I/O talk Design principles for maps →

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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