I’ve always considered MapQuest and Yahoo Maps to be incredible in that you could get precise directions to anywhere in the US in seconds. It’s one of those things that is so useful you’re in awe every time you use it.
Well, Google has done it again.
Check out Google Maps, which not only let you see the US as a whole (I’m always looking for a good map of the US) but you can drill down to individual streets. The feature I love is the ability to drag your way around the map in real time. There’s no refresh, it’s as if the entire map is in your browser and you’re just navigating around like you’re flying in a little plane flying above the ground. It really is impressive, and incredibly useful too.
After seeing this, I look forward to other goodies that may be in store. (That was written in 2003, before Gmail and before Google Desktop. He may be onto something)