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Google Unveils New Features For Google Maps With Labs

Google just added 9 new cool features in their location service application Google Maps. They features a new button named Google Maps Labs. It’s the little green vial in the top right menu. Go to Google Maps ans experience the new features.

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The new features that has been added are disabled by default. Click the green flask at the top of Google Maps and you get a chance to enable features like the following:

1. Drag ‘n’ Zoom – Click the Drag-and-Zoom button, then draw a box on the map to immediately zoom into that place.

2. Aerial Imagery – Available for certain areas, aerial imagery “gives you rotatable, high-resolution overhead imagery presented in a new perspective.”

3. Back to Beta – This will simply add a “Beta” icon to the Maps logo.

4. Where in the World Game – Guess the name of the country from satellite imagery.

5. Rotatable Maps – This puts north facing downwards, for instance.

6. What’s Around Here? – This will trigger a search for anything (“*”), showing the top places for a given location.

7. LatLng Tooltip – Shows the latitude/ longitude of where your cursor is positioned.

8. LatLng Marker – Drop a marker anywhere on the map, showing the latitude and longitude of that location.

9. Smart Zoom – stops you from zooming into an area if imagery is not available.

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Source: Mashable, BlogoScoped

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